• Mustelidae
  • Family Mustelidae: Weasels and Otters

    The family Mustelidae includes the Weasel and Otter-like relatives of the order Carnivora. In particular it includes the following Genera:

    Subfamily Lutrinae

    Genus Amblonyx
    Genus Aonyx
    Genus Enhydra (Sea Otters)
    Genus Lontra (American River Otters and Marine Otters)
    Genus Lutra (European Otters)
    Genus Hydrictis
    Genus Lutrogale
    Genus Pteronura (Giant Otters)

    Subfamily Mustelinae

    Genus Arctonyx (Hog Badger)
    Genus Eira (Tayra)
    Genus Galictis (Grison)
    Genus Gulo (Wolverine)
    Genus Ictonyx (Striped Polecat)
    Genus Lyncodon (Patagonian Weasel)
    Genus Martes (Sable, Fishers and Martens)
    Genus Meles (Eurasian Badger)
    Genus Melivora (Honey Badger)
    Genus Melogale (Ferret Badgers)
    Genus Mustela (Weasels, Ferrets, European Mink, Stoats)
    Genus Neovison (American Mink and Sea Mink)
    Genus Poecilogale (African Striped Weasel)
    Genus Taxidea (American Badger)
    Genus Vormela (Marbled Polecat)

    Species listed under Mustelidae