long-tailed weasel


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to long-tailed weasel: Short-tailed Weasel
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long-tailed weasel - the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped taillong-tailed weasel - the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail
weasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
References in periodicals archive ?
That's when a long-tailed weasel showed up, red-brown with a black tip on his tail, racing across the dandelion patch that passes for our lawn.
The long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) is the most widely distributed weasel, and is found in most of the United States.
The density of the long-tailed weasel throughout its range is generally low, and its presence varies from uncommon to rare.
On 28 June 1997 we captured a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) at the Adair site about 100 m down slope from the site where the male M.
Populations of muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), mink (Musteta vison), eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius), long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) have decreased.
Status and space use of the long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) in southern Illinois.
RESULTS--I detected nine species of carnivores; the cougar, coyote, bobcat, American badger, raccoon, gray fox, striped skunk, western spotted skunk, and long-tailed weasel.
On 24 June 1972, a single male long-tailed weasel (UTEP 3618) was collected from 3.
To fill this gap in the knowledge, we solicited information from museum curators about the sites where long-tailed weasel specimens were collected in Illinois and surveyed biologists and recreational trappers to document locations of where they had seen or captured long-tailed weasels.
Except for the northern portion of the state, the long-tailed weasel is widely distributed throughout Texas.
1990) found 16 species of mammals at Miller Woods: opossum, short-tailed shrew, masked shrew, eastern mole, cottontail, white-footed mouse, prairie deer mouse, meadow vole, muskrat, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, thirteen-lined ground squirrel, red squirrel, raccoon, long-tailed weasel and white-tailed deer.
Thus, long-tailed weasels are likely able to detect vocalizations of Neotropical singing mice and may be more sensitive to trills from S.