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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Mustelinae — the wolverine.


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  • Fennoscandia is home to the last remaining sizeable populations of large mammalian predators in Western Europe, including bear (Ursus arctos), lynx (Lynx lynx), wolf (Canis lupus), and wolverine (Gulo gulo).

    Climate change and reindeer nomadism in Finnmark, Norway

  • “Were you aware that in addition to being the reason two small children are in critical condition right now, you seriously jeopardized the welfare of a Gulo gulo, or North Canadian Wolverine, which is endangered in this part of the country?”


  • In many regions of the Eurasian Arctic, the adoption of reindeer herding by indigenous hunting cultures led to the extirpation or marked reduction of wild reindeer and drastic reductions of wolves (Canis lupus), lynx (Lynx lynx), wolverines (Gulo gulo), and other potential predators of reindeer (Chapter 12).

    Management and conservation of wildlife in the Arctic

  • Resident but rarely seen are pine marten Martes americana, fisher marten M. pennati, wolverine Gulo luscus, mountain lion Felis concolor and Sierra red fox Vulpes vulpes necatoc.

    Yosemite National Park, United States

  • Carnivores include grey wolf Canis lupus, grizzly bear Ursos arctos horribilis, black bear U. americanus, wolverine Gulo gulo luscus (VU), lynx Felis lynx canadensis and puma F. concolor.

    Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Canada

  • Typical tundra species are reindeer Rangifer tarandus, alpine willow-grouse Lagopus lagopus and Mongolian plover Charadrius mongolus; taiga species include brown bear Ursus arctos, wolverine Gulo gulo (VU), common otter Lutra lutra (VU), lynx Felis lynx (EN), wild boar Sus scrofa, Siberian elk (maral) Cervus elaphus songaricus, capercailzie Tetrao urogallus and tawny owl Strix aluco.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • The fauna comprises globally threatened species such as wolverine Gulo gulo (V), otter Lutra lutra (V) and white-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla (V).

    Lapponian Area, Sweden

  • Carnivores include Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Vulpes corsac and Otocolobus manul in the mountains, valleys, and steppe, Lynx lynx in the forest, Gulo gulo in rugged areas and Meles meles in the forest steppe.

    Altai montane forest and forest steppe

  • Twenty-eight terrestrial mammals are found in the park and preserve, including grey wolf Canis lupus (V), brown bear Ursus arctos, black bear U. americanus, wolverine Gulo luscus, river otter Lutra canadensis, Canadian lynx Lynx canadensis, black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus, moose Alces alces and mountain goat Oreamnos americanus.

    Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States

  • Higher elevations support mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) and wolverine (Gulo luscus) and ptarmigan (Lagopus spp.) can be found in the eastern ranges.

    Northern transitional alpine forests


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