Four species of the Mustela, Martes zibellina (sable), Martes americana
(American marten), Martes martes (pine marten), and Martes melampus (Japanese marten) are forest-dwelling carnivores that occur allopatrically in coniferous and deciduous forests in the Holarctic region (Ishida et al., 2013).
ABSTRACT.--American martens (Martes americana
) warrant concern in Wisconsin, U.S.A., for multiple reasons, including being the state's only endangered mammal and a clan animal of the Ojibwe tribes.
These traps often captured non-target species, including American Martens (Martes americana
), Canada Lynx, and Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes), but no Fishers were captured.
American martens Martes americana
, a close relative, can be sympatric with fishers and share many dietary items (Buskirk and Ruggiero 1994, Zielinski and Duncan 2004).
renale was already described in gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) from Mexico (3), american marten (Martes americana
) and mink (Mustela vison) from the United States (4, 5).
We investigated whether sex or age influenced winter diet in American martens (Martes americana
) from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by analyzing gut content of 151 individuals trapped during 2000-2004.
Caribou (Rangier tarandus caribou), fisher (Martes pennanti), marten (Martes americana
), woodpeckers, and pygmy nuthatches (Sitta pygmaea) are considered species with high sensitivity to mortality of pine trees that will adversely affect their forage, cover, and nesting/denning habitat.
As we near our destination, it's not a gift we seek, but rather a small carnivore in the weasel family--the American marten (Martes americana
Just now beginning to attract attention are two more species said to be old-growth dependent, the Pacific fisher (Martes pennanti pacifica) and the American marten (Martes americana
), Both mammals are members of the weasel family.
American marten (Martes americana
) are found across a large geographic range throughout North America (Williams et al., 2007) and are often associated with late successional forest types that offer closed canopy cover, large mature trees, complex vertical and horizontal structure, and abundant coarse woody debris (CWD) (Buskirk and Ruggiero, 1994; Bowman and Robitaille, 1997; Chapin et al., 1997; Potvin et al., 2000).
In an SPR model of an American marten (Martes americana
) population in the upper peninsula of Michigan with 11 age classes and 12 years of data (Skalski et al.
Pacific Martens (Martes caurina), previously referred to as American Marten (Martes americana
, Dawson and Cook 2012), once resided throughout the coastal forests of northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia (Merriam 1890; Grinnell and others 1937; Yocom 1974).