Marbled polecat

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Marbled polecat
Marbled polecat.jpg
Adult marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Mustelinae
Genus: Vormela
Binomial name
Vormela peregusna
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Marbled polecat range

The marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) is a small mammal in the Mustelinae subfamily.

The marbled polecat is found in grasslands from southeast Europe to Asia. It is found in Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, north-western Pakistan, northern India, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Like other mustelines, if threatened it puts out a disgusting strong-smelling secretion from anal sacs under its tail.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Tikhonov A.; et al. (2008). "Vormela peregusna". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Data related to Vormela peregusna at Wikispecies