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Mustelidae (badgers, otters, weasels, and relatives)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Mustelidae (from Latin mustela, weasel), are a family of carnivorous mammals, commonly referred to as the weasel family. Mustelids are diverse and the largest family in the order Carnivora, at least partly because, in the past, it has been a catch-all category for many early or poorly differentiated taxa. The internal classification still seems to be rather unsettled, with rival proposals containing between two and eight subfamilies.
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Aonyx (clawless otters) (2)
Arctonyx (hog badger) (1)
Eira (tayra) (1)
Enhydra (sea otter) (1)   (1)
Galictis (grisons) (2)
Gulo (wolverines) (1)
Hydrictis (spotted-necked otter) (1)
Ictonyx (striped polecats) (2)
Lontra (American river otters) (4)   (2)
Lutra (Old World river otters) (3)   (1)
Lutrogale (smooth-coated otter) (1)
Lyncodon (Patagonian weasel) (1)
Martes (martens) (8)
Meles (Eurasian badger) (3)
Mellivora (honey badger) (1)
Melogale (ferret-badgers) (4)
Mustela (ermines, ferrets, minks, and weasels) (17)   (2)   (2)
Neovison (American minks) (2)
Poecilogale (African striped weasel) (1)
Pteronura (giant otter) (1)   (1)
Taxidea (American badger) (1)
Vormela (marbled polecat) (1)

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