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Malayan weasel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Carnivora
Genus  Mustela
Higher classification  Weasel
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Mustelidae
Scientific name  Mustela nudipes
Rank  Species
Malayan weasel Malayan Weasel Mustela nudipes
Similar  Indonesian mountain weasel, Back‑striped weasel, Colombian weasel, Amazon weasel, Bornean ferret‑badger

Malayan weasel golden weasel

The Malayan weasel (Mustela nudipes) is a species of weasel. It lives in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is rated "Least Concern" by the IUCN Red List. Malayan weasels have a body length of 12–14 inches (30–36 cm) and a tail length of 9.4–10.2 inches (24–26 cm). The body is reddish-brown to grayish-white. The head is a much lighter color than the rest of the body. There is no hair on the soles of the feet around the pads.

Malayan weasel Malayan Weasel Mustela nudipes Mt Kinabalu National Park Sabah

Not much is known about its breeding habits, but a litter of four has been recorded.

There are two subspecies of the Malayan weasel:

  • M. n.nudipes
  • M. n. leucocephalus

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