from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The technical specific name of the beech-marten, Mustela foina.
  • n. [capitalized] A generic name of the same.


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  • Mammal species include grey wolf Canis lupus (V), red fox Vulpes vulpes, otter Lutra lutra, Eurasian badger Meles meles, beech martin Martes foina and brown hare Lepus europeus.

    Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappodocia, Turkey

  • Other significant mammals distributed widely in the ecoregion are wild cat (Felis sylvestris), Eurasian badger (Meles meles), beech marten (Martes foina), and small-spotted genet (Genetta genetta).

    Northwest Iberian montane forests

  • Other common mammals include the mountain hare Lepus timidus, fox Vulpes vulpes, ermine Mustela erminea, weasel Mustela nivalis, stone marten Martes foina, marmot Marmota marmota and the reintroduced European lynx Felis lynx.

    Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, Switzerland

  • Small mammals and rodents such as collard pika (Occhotona rufescens), Royle's pika (Ochotona roylei), stone marten (Martes foina), migratory hamster (Cricetulus migratorius), and three sand rat species are spread widely.

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • Small carnivores such as badger (Meles meles), stone marten (Martes foina), and red fox (Vulpes vulpes) can be found in favorable habitats.

    Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests

  • This idea was prevalent some time ago, and the Beech Marten (_M. foina_) was supposed to be merely a variety of the Pine species, but there are certain differences in the skulls of the two animals.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • There is also a slight difference in the teeth, the hinder upper tubercular grinder in _M. foina_ not being quite so large as in the other.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • It is also a riverside corridor for a wide variety of mammals such as the Cape Hare (Lepus capensis), the Stone Marten (Martes foina), and the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus).

    Spero News

  • Predators include wolves (Canis lupus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), weasel (Mustela nivalis), ermine (M. erminea), marten (Martes foina), badger (Meles meles), otter (Lutra lutra), Turkestan lynx (Lynx lynx), Tian Shan bear (Ursus arctos).

    Gissaro-Alai open woodlands

  • Among other notable mammals are the Italian roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), the endemic Italian chamois (Rupicapra ornata), the wild cat (Felis silvestris), the red deer (Cervus elaphus), the crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata), the pine marten (Martes martes), and the beech marten (Martes foina).

    Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests


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