Order Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

Contested Taxonomy: Long-tailed weasel (Neogale frenata)

Patterson et al. (2021) suggest that the long-tailed weasel should be recognized in the genus Neogale instead of Mustela.

Conservation Status

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Vermont Distribution

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Photo 5716820, (c) Rob Van Epps, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) / Cropped from original


Patterson, B. D., Ramírez-Chaves, H. E., Vilela, J. F., Soares, A. E.R., &
Grewe, F. (2021). On the nomenclature of the American clade of weasels
(Carnivora: Mustelidae). Journal of Animal Diversity3(2), 1-8.