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American mink
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Mustelinae
G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
Mustelinae range

The Mustelinae is a large subfamily of mustelids. Genetic analysis shows it is polyphyletic,[1] so it will probably be split down into proper clades. Until then, it contains:

and various other mustelids.

References[change | change source]

  1. Koepfli K.P.; et al. (2008). "Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation". BMC Biol. 6: 4–5. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-10. PMC 2276185. PMID 18275614.