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2014-04-17 23:13:24

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 3,260 new articles on the wolverine. As a comprehensive publisher of zoological and evolutionary articles, EurekaMag.com covers this carnivorous mammal which is native to the tundra and forests of arctic and subarctic regions. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 3,260 new articles on the wolverine (Gulo gulo). While the site's Research Category extensively covers the...

2012-07-13 07:30:02

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When it comes to raising their young, wolverines need some refrigeration. As USA Today reported on a forthcoming study in the Journal of Mammology, researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society have uncovered some of why the feisty creatures tend to give birth in the spring. It turns out wolverines, which generally live in Canada, Scandinavia, or Siberia, have their young as early as February in order to make maximum use of...

2011-02-04 07:55:24

The aggressive wolverine may not be powerful enough to survive climate change in the contiguous United States, new research concludes. Wolverine habitat in the northwestern United States is likely to warm dramatically if society continues to emit large amounts of greenhouse gases, according to new computer model simulations carried out at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The study found that climate change is likely to imperil the wolverine in two ways: reducing or...

2009-05-04 15:18:20

U.S. scientists say they've genetically identified the origins of a California wolverine, providing the first evidence of a link between regional populations. A wolverine first photographed by a remote-controlled camera in the Tahoe National Forest in February 2008 has been found most closely related to Rocky Mountain populations, according to a team of 10 federal, state and university scientists. The finding was obtained through genetic analysis of hair collected from the first...

2009-04-30 08:46:23

Study provides first evidence of connection between Rocky, Sierra Nevada Mountain populations A wolverine first photographed by a remote-controlled camera on the Tahoe National Forest in February 2008 is most closely related to Rocky Mountain populations, according to a team of 10 federal, state and university scientists. Their findings are published in the latest edition of Northwest Science and focus on genetic analysis of hair collected from the first scientifically verified California...

2008-10-01 15:50:47

Nine environmental groups sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming that the U.S. Interior Department and one of its agencies had dismissed scientific consensus that wolverines were in jeopardy. The environmentalists hope their suit will provide protection for the wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, a status denied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March when the agency said that even if wolverines disappeared from the U.S., the species would survive because of the large...

2008-03-27 13:20:00

During ongoing investigations by an Oregon State University graduate student, the Forest Service, and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), two additional wolverine photographs were captured this past week. A variety of hair, track and scat samples were also sent for analysis to determine if these were from a wolverine. After the initial photograph of a wolverine was taken by a remote camera on Feb. 28, 2008, in the Tahoe National Forest, researchers, biologists and volunteers...

2008-03-06 00:20:00

News of a picture of a wolverine in the Sierra Nevada caught the interest of many scientists who had assumed the elusive animal had been driven out of the area by human activity.Katie Moriarty, a graduate student at Oregon State University, spotted the wolverine during a recent project in the northern part of the mountain range with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station. She was trying to take pictures of martens, which are slender brown weasels.She said the image came...

Latest Mustelinae Reference Libraries

Javan Ferret-badger, Melogale orientalis
2013-01-01 14:09:23

The Javan ferret-badger (Melogale orientalis) can be found in Indonesia, with a range that includes Bali and Java. The preferred habitat of this species is not well known, but one specimen from Bali was found in a secondary forest near plantations. Other records show a preference for primary forests, so it is though that the Javan ferret-badger prefers a large variety of habitats. It was once classified as a subspecies of the large-toothed ferret-badger, but studies showed this to be untrue....

Patagonian Weasel, Lyncodon patagonicus
2012-12-31 13:27:36

The Patagonian weasel (Lyncodon patagonicus) is the sole member of its genus Lyncodon. Its range includes areas of Chile, western Argentina, and the Pampas. It prefers a habitat within xerophytic woodlands and shrub steppes. The Patagonian weasel can reach an average body length between 11.8 and 13.8, with a tail length between 2.4 and 3.5 inches. Its fur is mostly white, with brown and black mixed in. Its legs and ears are short and its tail is bushy. There is not much information...

Striped Polecat, Ictonyx striatus
2012-11-16 13:48:55

The striped polecat (Ictonyx striatus), also known as the zoril, zorilla, zorille, or the African polecat, is a member of the weasel family. It can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and the Congo Basin. It prefers a habitat within open areas and savannahs. This species resembles a skunk, and even releases a foul odor when threatened by predators. It is black in color with four white stripes running down its body. It can reach an average body length of 24 inches, with a tail length...

2007-10-23 13:58:02

The African Striped Weasel (Poecilogale albinucha), is the only member in the genus Poecilogale. It is a small black and white weasel native to sub-Saharan Africa. The African striped weasel lives in forests, wetlands, and grasslands. It is a nocturnal hunter of small mammals, birds, and reptiles. The weasel kills its prey by whipping its own body and kicking, making use of its thin, lithe, muscular body to stun and tear the prey item. It sometimes stores its prey in its burrow instead of...

2007-08-23 04:53:33

The Greater Grison (Galictis vittata), is an animal that belongs to the ferret family Mustelidae. It is native to Central and South America. It can be found from Southern Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia. It lives in savannas and rainforests, usually near rivers and streams. Greater Grisons spend most of their time on the ground at night hunting for food. They are nocturnal, but also may be seen early in the morning when the sun rises. They live alone or in pairs. Their diet includes small...

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