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Malayan weasel

Binomial name: Mustela nudipes, Anselme Gaƫtan Desmarest, 1822

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Mustela nudipes in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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