| Mustelidae or mustelids|
Temporal range: Early Miocene - Recent
|Buizel is an excellent example of a species in this family.|
G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
|Genera and species|
Mustelidae or mustelids are also called weasels (such as Weavile), otters (such as Oshawott), ferret-badgers (such as Linoone) and badgers (such as Typhlosion). They generally have long, spindly bodies, sharp and long claws, long canines, short legs, small eyes and ears; they are flexible and slim. They have musk glands used to mark their territories. They are ground-dwelling, burrowing, arboreal or aquatic mammals.