Covering all 250 species of terrestrial, true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel
, Luke Hunter's comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly guide features 93 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett that depict every species and numerous subspecies, as well as more than 400 drawings of skulls and footprints.
Wild mammals (14 species) were represented mostly by game species-red deer, roe deer, wild boar, European hare, red fox, martens, European badger and common polecat, while protected species-such as mole, otter, hedgehog, red squirrel, least weasel
and stoat-were less abundant.
He had a PhD candidate Monica Rodrigues, also of the University of Helsinki, doing DNA research on the Least Weasel
of which the Egyptian Weasel was either a subspecies or, as generally recognized today, a discrete species.
However, no SEM study of the tongue of the least weasel
(Mustela nivalis) has been performed.
Other common weasels in this area are the least weasel
and the short-tailed weasel or ermine.
Sensory aspects of foraging behavior in the least weasel
Key words: least weasel
, Mustela nivalis, predator, tundra, lemming cycles, Lemmus sibiricus, lemming winter nests, tracking tunnels, monitoring, stable isotope analysis, Taimyr
The varieties that exist today, distributed on all the continents, range in size from the least weasel
(Mustela nivalis), with a body mass of about 275 g, to the 450-650 kg polar bear (Ursus maritimus).
I like a least weasel
(pictured), and a bison and seal, but then I also like a shrew, and a wolf and a penguin.
The most interesting species of small mammal known from Goose Pond were the least shrew (discussed above), the bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi (one taken by us and one taken by Dale Sparks), and the least weasel
, Mustela nivalis.
Black-footed ferret, long-tailed weasel, short-tailed weasel, and least weasel
. Pages 549-573 in M.
Belying its petite proportions, the least weasel
is a fearless predator that patrols fields and forests, keeping rodent populations in check.