Species of Thailand

Burmese ferret-badger

Melogale personata, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831

(In Thai: หมาหริ่ง)

The Burmese ferret-badger (Melogale personata), also known as the large-toothed ferret-badger, is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family.

Description

The Burmese ferret-badger has a head and body length of 35 – 40 cm, a tail length of 15 – 21 cm and a body weight of 1.5 – 3 kg. The fur ranges from fawn brown to dark brown, with a white dorsal stripe. The face is marked with black and white patches, which are unique to each individual. The rear part of the tail is whitish.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Melogale
Species
Melogale personata

Common names

  • German: Burma-Sonnendachs
  • English:
    • Burmese ferret badger
    • Large-toothed ferret-badger
  • Spanish: Tejón turón birmano
  • French: Blaireau-furet de Birmanie
  • Italian: Tasso furetto della Birmania
  • Dutch: Birmese zonnedas
  • Russian: Бирманский барсук
  • Thai: หมาหริ่ง

Subspecies

  • Melogale personata nipalensis

    Range: Nepal

  • Melogale personata personata

    Range: Northeastern India and Bangladesh to southern Burma and Thailand

  • Melogale personata pierrei

    Range: Cambodia, southern China, Laos and Vietnam

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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Burmese ferret-badger (Melogale personata) distribution

Range Map

Distribution map of Burmese ferret-badger, Melogale personata in Thailand
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Toei National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Melogale personata in Thailand