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Melogale moschata (Chinese Ferret-badger)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chinese ferret-badger (Melogale moschata), also known as the small-toothed ferret-badger is a member of the mustelid, and widely distributed in Southeast Asia. It is listed as Least Concern by IUCN and considered tolerant of modified habitat.
View Wikipedia Record: Melogale moschata

Infraspecies

Melogale moschata ferreogrisea (Chinese ferret badger)
Melogale moschata hainanensis
Melogale moschata millsi (Chinese ferret badger)
Melogale moschata moschata (Chinese ferret badger)
Melogale moschata sorella (Chinese ferret badger)
Melogale moschata subaurantiaca (Chinese ferret badger)
Melogale moschata taxilla (Chinese ferret badger)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
25
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.16
EDGE Score: 2.41

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.48 lbs (672 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Endothermic [2]  30 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  19 years
Nocturnal [3]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Guizhou Plateau broadleaf and mixed forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hainan Island monsoon rain forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests Myanmar, India, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeast India-Myanmar pine forests India, Myanmar Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Vietnam lowland rain forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Red River freshwater swamp forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ailaoshan Nature Reserve V 332544 Yunnan, China  
Bawangling National Nature Reserve V 10693 Hainan, China  
Daweishan Nature Reserve V 122415 Yunnan, China  
Dinghushan Nature Reserve V 2320 Guangdong, China  
Fanjingshan Nature Reserve V 86145 Guizhou, China  
Fujian Wuyishan Nature Reserve V 206754 Fujian, China  
Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve V 1245925 Yunnan, China  
Kenting National Park II 78882 Taiwan
Maolan Biosphere Reserve V 79467 Guizhou, China  
Nujiang Nature Reserve   China      
Tianmushan Biosphere Reserve 47993 China  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No

Prey / Diet

Actinidia chinensis (kiwi)[4]
Clematoclethra scandens[4]
Cornus capitata (Bentham's cornel)[4]
Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood)[4]
Diospyros lotus (date plum)[4]
Hovenia trichocarpa var. robusta (Japanese raisintree)[4]
Prunus salicina (Chinese plum)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis (Greenhouse thrip)1
Martes flavigula (Yellow-throated Marten)5
Paguma larvata (Masked Palm Civet)6

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Paragonimus westermani <Unverified Name>[5]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[6]
Schistosoma japonicum <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Taipei Zoosubaurantiaca
Zoological Garden Prague

Range Map

Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
4Frugivory and seed dispersal by a small carnivore, the Chinese ferret-badger, Melogale moschata, in a fragmented subtropical forest of central China, You-Bing Zhou, Liang Zhang, Yayoi Kaneko, Chris Newman, Xiao-Ming Wang, Forest Ecology and Management 255 (2008) 1595–1603
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access