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


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  • There are 6 nationally and 4 internationally threatened mammals: otters Lutra lutra (T) which are occasionally found, steppe polecat Mustella eversmanni, masked polecat Vormela peregusna and European wild cat Felis silvestris.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • Steppe forest species include red wolf Cuon alpinus (VU), and steppe species, marbled polecat Vormela peregusna and the rare Mongolian gazelle Procapra gutturosa.

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

  • The goitered gazelle or djeiran (Gazella subgutturosa subgutturosa) and marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) are also rare and endangered.

    Central Asian northern desert

  • Among other rare and endangered mammal species protected in this ecoregion are: marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna koshevnikovi), otter (Lutra lutra seistanica), manul cat (F. manul ferrugineus), and a number of species of bats and rodents.

    Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe

  • The flare horned markhor, sarmantier (Vormela peregusna), hyena, wolf, and leopard are also threatened in this ecoregion.

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • Leopard (Panthera pardus) and wolf (Canis lupis) are sighted occasionally within protected areas, as are golden jackal (Canis aureus), marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) and the cats Felis catus, F. margarita, and F. manul may.

    Central Persian desert basins

  • Royle's high mountain voles (Alticola royeli), Afghan vole (Microtus afghans), marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna), and Euphrates jerboa (Allactaga euphratica) are found mainly in the northern part of this ecoregion.

    East Afghan montane conifer forests

  • The characteristic components of desert ecosystems are such rare and disappearing mammal species as the honey badger (Mellivora capensis), sand lynx (Felis caracal), sand cat (Felis margarita), onager (Equus hemionus), goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa), and marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna).

    Central Asian southern desert

  • Mammals such as the striped hyena (Hyena hyena), and marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna), birds such as the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and reptiles such as the Armenian viper (Vipera raddei) inhabit this region.

    Eastern Anatolian montane steppe

  • Mammals characteristic of the Eastern Gobi Desert Steppe include Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus), Saiga antelope (Saiga tartarica mongolica), black-tailed gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa), marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna), and several species of Jerboa (Zapodidae).

    Eastern Gobi desert steppe


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