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Burmese ferret-badger

Burmese ferret-badger
Mounted Burmese ferret-badger at the Natural History Museum of Genoa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Melogale
Species: M. personata
Binomial name
Melogale personata
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831
Burmese ferret-badger range

The Burmese ferret-badger (Melogale personata), also known as the large-toothed ferret-badger, is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family.


The Burmese ferret-badger has a head and body length of 35–40 centimetres (14–16 in), a tail length of 15–21 centimetres (5.9–8.3 in) and a body weight of 1.5–3 kilograms (3.3–6.6 lb). The fur ranges from fawn brown to dark brown, with a white dorsal stripe. The face is marked with black and white patches, which are unique to each individual. The rear part of the tail is whitish.[2]


Three subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • M. p. personata, northeastern India and Bangladesh to southern Burma and Thailand
  • M. p. nipalensis, Nepal
  • M. p. pierrei, Cambodia, southern China, Laos and Viet Nam.


  1. ^ Duckworth, J.W., Timmins, R.J., Long, B., Yonzon, P., Roberton, S. & Tran Quang Phuong (2008). Melogale personata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 21 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient
  2. ^ a b Lariviére, S. & Jennings, A. P. (2009). Family Mustelidae (Weasels and Relatives). In: Wilson, D. E., Mittermeier, R. A., (Hrsg.). Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Volume 1: Carnivores. Lynx Edicions, 2009. ISBN 978-84-96553-49-1

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