Least weasel

weaselMustela nivalisweaselsarctic weaseldwarf weaselleastleast or snow weaselM. nivalisMustela nivalis kudarensisSiberian least weasel
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.wikipedia
392 Related Articles

Weasel

Mustelaweaselspolecat
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.
The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets, and mink.

Carnivora

carnivorescarnivorancarnivorans
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.
Carnivorans are the most diverse in size of any mammalian order, ranging from the least weasel (Mustela nivalis), at as little as 25 g and 11 cm, to the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which can weigh up to 1000 kg, to the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), whose adult males weigh up to 5000 kg and measure up to 6.7 m in length.

Mustelidae

mustelidmustelidsweasel family
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.
The least weasel can be under a foot in length, while the giant otter of Amazonian South America can measure up to 1.7 m and sea otters can exceed 45 kg in weight.

Stoat

ermineMustela ermineastoats
The least weasel's way of expressing aggression is similar to that of the stoat. Least weasel remains have been found in the excrement of red foxes, sables, steppe and forest polecat, stoats, eagle owls and buzzards.
The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the ermine, short-tailed weasel or simply the weasel in Ireland where the least weasel does not live, is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae native to Eurasia and North America, distinguished from the least weasel by its larger size and longer tail with a prominent black tip.

Villafranchian

EpivillafranchianMiddle Villafranchian
Its direct ancestor was Mustela praenivalis, which lived in Europe during the Middle Pleistocene and Villafranchian.
Many animals and their extinct ancestors evolved during the Villafranchian, including the Red fox, Least weasel, Moorhen, Etruscan bear, and Tuscany lion.

European polecat

polecatpolecatsMustela putorius
Least weasel remains have been found in the excrement of red foxes, sables, steppe and forest polecat, stoats, eagle owls and buzzards.
The polecat's running gait is not as complex and twisting as that of the mink or stoat, and it is not as fast as the mountain weasel (solongoi), stoat or least weasel, as it can be outrun by a conditioned man.

Red fox

Vulpes vulpesfoxred
Least weasel remains have been found in the excrement of red foxes, sables, steppe and forest polecat, stoats, eagle owls and buzzards.
Red foxes may kill small mustelids like weasels, stone martens, pine martens, stoats, kolonoks, polecats and young sables.

Genus

generageneric namegeneric
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.

Family (biology)

familyfamiliessubfamily
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.

Order (biology)

ordersuborderorders
The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae and order Carnivora.

Eurasia

EurasianEurasian continentWestern Eurasia
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

North America

NorthNorth AmericanNA
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

North Africa

Northern AfricaNorth AfricanNorth
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

New Zealand

NZLNZKiwi
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Malta

MalteseMaltese IslandsRepublic of Malta
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Crete

CretanCretansCreta
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Bermuda

BermudianBermudasBermuda Islands
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Madeira Island

Madeiraisland of Madeira Madeira
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Canary Islands

Canary IslandCanariesCanarian
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

São Tomé Island

São Toméisland of São ToméBom Successo
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Falkland Islands

FalklandsFalklands IslandsFalkland Island
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Argentina

ArgentineARGArgentinian
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Chile

Republic of ChileChileanCHI
It is native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Malta, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, São Tomé, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Least-concern species

least concernspecies of least concernLC
It is classified as least concern by the IUCN, due to its wide distribution and large population throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Northern Hemisphere

NorthernNorth HemisphereNorthern Hemispheric
It is classified as least concern by the IUCN, due to its wide distribution and large population throughout the Northern Hemisphere.