NEW RECORDS OF THE LONG-TAILED WEASEL (MUSTELA FRENATA
) IN THE SEMI DESERT ZONE OF DURANGO, MEXICO
Otro caso es el de Mustela frenata
en donde se menciona que el tamano varia entre 35 y 45 cm; sin embargo, el rango dado por Sheffield y Thomas (1997) va de 30 a 55 cm, ademas de presentar dimorfismo sexual en el tamano, donde los machos son alrededor del doble que las hembras (Tirira 2007).
Other frequent visitors were striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis; 3.4%), long-tailed weasel or stoat (Mustela frenata
wiedii (H = 16.362, P < 0.001), and Mustela frenata
(H = 7.384, P = 0.006).
Eight species of mammals were encountered at varying frequencies (greatest to least): white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, coyote, raccoon, striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), American mink (Neovison vison), and long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata
) (Appendix 1).
Short-tailed weasels in the Pacific states of western North America are the smallest throughout that species' circum-boreal distribution (31-86.5 g), and overlap with the larger long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata
(Verts and Carraway 1998).
provocax y Pteronura brasiliensis; y los hurones mustelinos Mustela frenata
The long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata
) is the most widely distributed weasel, and is found in most of the United States.
In addition to the previously mentioned species, others not found but likely to occur on the site are the gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus (although it is becoming increasingly uncommon in Indiana) and the New York weasel Mustela frenata
. The meadow jumping mouse was not taken during our trapping; this was unexpected as meadow jumping mouse habitat is excellent at Goose Pond, Also, neither of the long-tailed shrews, Sorex cinereus or S.
We evaluated each study separately because of their different substrates and baits, and pooled data for coyotes, foxes, bobcats, domestic cats (Felis catus), and long-tailed weasels (Mustela frenata
) into a single category (Other carnivorans) because of small sample sizes for each species.