Taxidea taxus

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Related to Taxidea taxus: Spilogale putorius, Mustela frenata
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Noun1.Taxidea taxus - a variety of badger native to AmericaTaxidea taxus - a variety of badger native to America
badger - sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
genus Taxidea, Taxidea - in some classifications considered a genus of subfamily Melinae
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American badgers (Taxidea taxus) are mid-sized semi-fossorial mustelids and typically associate with open habitats, such as grasslands, shrub-steppe, or desert but also occur in forests, wetlands, and mountainous areas (Lindzey, 2003).
Since they do seem to be few and far between in our part of the country I thought I would bring you up to speed on "Taxidea Taxus."
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is one of the largest members of the weasel family (Mustelidae) in North America, second only to the wolverine, and it's one of nine species of badgers found worldwide.
Esta especie, ademas de participar en el mantenimiento de los ecosistemas de pastizal, de regular sus ciclos de nutrientes en el subsuelo y de dispersar semillas; coexiste con otras especies de mamiferos, aves y reptiles incluidos en la NOM 059 (Mellink y Madrigal, 1993, Restani et al., 2001; Royo-Marquez y Baez-Gonzalez, 2001; Scott-Morales et al., 2007; SEMARNAT, 2010; Pando-Moreno et al., 2013); asimismo, es presa potencial de carnivoros bajo alguna categoria de riesgo como Taxidea taxus, Vulpes macrotis y rapaces (Hoogland, 2003) (Figura 3).
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) can weigh up to 24 pounds, and the calf carcass it was seen to have completely buried (over the course of five days, during which time it excavated under the carcass, creating a cavity into which it fell) weighed roughly 50 pounds.
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a generally solitary animal, usually hunting without the assistance of other badgers or other species (Long, 1973).
Erythrism in the North American badger, Taxidea taxus. Southwestern Naturalist, 51:289-291.
During this time, respiratory illness developed in a 12-year-old male American badger (Taxidea taxus taxus), a 19-year-old female Bornean binturong (Arctictis binturong penicillatus), and a 7-year-old blackfooted ferret (Mustela nigripes) housed in a San Diego zoological garden.
A notable example includes hunting associations between badgers (Taxidea taxus) and coyotes (Canis latrans; Hawkins 1907, Cahalane 1950).
Of the 18 species, Herpailurus yagouaroundi, Lontra longicaudis, Taxidea taxus, and Galictis vittata are considered by Norma Oficial Mexicana as threatened species, Leopardus wiedii and Eira barbara in danger of extinction, and Potos flavus is under special protection.