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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Mustelinae
Genera and species

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Mustelinae range

Mustelinae is a paraphyletic[1] subfamily of family Mustelidae, which includes wolverines, weasels, ferrets, martens, and minks, to the exclusion of the otters (Lutrinae).

Extant species of Mustelinae

Subfamily Mustelinae

Many of the fashion furs come from this subfamily: ermine, sable, weasel, must, polecat, marten.[2]


  1. ^ Koepfli KP, Deere KA, Slater GJ, 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 2276185Freely accessible. PMID 18275614. 
  2. ^ "History of Fur in Fashion: Introduction". 4 December 2011. 

External links

  • Mustelinae
  • Descriptions of Mustelinae

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