|At Shillong, Meghalaya, India|
|Yellow-bellied weasel range|
Description[change | change source]
This type of weasel is named for its yellow-colored underbelly; the upperside of the body and the tail are of a dark brown. Yellow-bellied weasels can grow up to 9.8–10.6 inches (25–27 cm) long. The tail is 4.9–5.9 inches (12–15 cm) long. It weighs about 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg).
Distribution and Habitat[change | change source]
Feeding[change | change source]
Reproduction[change | change source]
Yellow-bellied weasels first build a den in the ground. They breed every year. Mating happens in late spring or early summer. Females are pregnant for about ten months. The female gives birth to 3-18 kits in April or May. By the time the kits are eight weeks old, they are ready to go out and hunt by themselves.
Economic importance[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Duckworth, J.W.; Timmins, R.J.; Roberton, S.; Choudhury, A. & Lau, M.W.N. (2008). "Mustela kathiah". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)old-form url Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
- "Mustela kathiah, Yellow-bellied weasel". Thai National Parks. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
- B, Kerstin; ner. "Mustela kathiah (yellow-bellied weasel)". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 2020-09-03.