Meles (genus)

Meles
Meles meles, M. leucurus, and M. anakuma.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Melinae
Genus: Meles
Brisson, 1762
Species
  • Meles meles
  • Meles leucurus
  • Meles anakuma
  • Meles thorali[1]
Range map of the genus

Meles is a genus of badgers, containing three living species, the Japanese Badger (Meles anakuma), Asian Badger (Meles leucurus), and European Badger (Meles meles).[2]

References

  1. ^ Madurell-Malapiera, J., et al. (2011). "The taxonomic status of European Plio-Pleistocene badgers". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31 (4): 885–894. doi:10.1080/02724634.2011.589484. 
  2. ^ Wozencraft, W. Christopher (16 November 2005). "Order Carnivora (pp. 532-628)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 611-612. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14001275. 



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