Mustelidae or mustelids
Temporal range: Early Miocene - Recent
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Buizel is an excellent example of a species in this family.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Mustelidae
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.[1]



  1. Clutton-Brock, Juliet (2002). Mammals. Dorling Kindersley Inc.. ISBN 9780789484048. 

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