Species of Thailand

Malayan weasel

Mustela nudipes, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, 1822

(In Thai: เพียงพอนเล็กสีน้ำตาล)

The Malayan weasel (Mustela nudipes) is a species of weasel. It lives in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is rated "Least Concern" by the IUCN Red List. Malayan weasels have a body length of 12 - 14 cm and a tail length of 9.4 - 10.2 cm. The body is reddish-brown to grayish-white. The head is a much lighter color than the rest of the body. There is no hair on the soles of the feet around the pads.

Not much is known about its breeding habits, but a litter of four has been recorded.

There are two subspecies of the Malayan weasel:

  • M. n.nudipes
  • M. n. leucocephalus

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Species
Mustela nudipes

Common names

  • German: Nacktfußwiesel
  • English: Malayan weasel
  • Spanish:
    • Comadreja malaya
    • Comadreja descalza
  • French: Belette malaise
  • Italian: Donnola dai piedi nudi
  • Dutch: Naaktzoolwezel
  • Russian: Малайская ласка
  • Swedish: Barfotsvessla
  • Thai: เพียงพอนเล็กสีน้ำตาล

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Malayan weasel distribution

Range Map

Distribution map of Malayan weasel, Mustela nudipes in Thailand
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
Range map of Mustela nudipes in Thailand