Mustela nivalis

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Noun1.Mustela nivalis - of Europe
weasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
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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.
Other common weasels in this area are the least weasel and the short-tailed weasel or ermine.
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.
Black-footed ferret, long-tailed weasel, short-tailed weasel, and least weasel.
Belying its petite proportions, the least weasel is a fearless predator that patrols fields and forests, keeping rodent populations in check.
Abstract: This paper reports a significant range extension for the least weasel (Mustela nivalis).
Another group, including the meadow vole, masked shrew, and least weasel, is expanding southward, possibly in response to new prey species and changing microclimates.
In our study area (the Kauhava region, western Finland, [approximately equal to] N, 23 [degrees] E), small mustelids, the least weasel Mustela nivalis and the stoat M.

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