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MammalBase - Accepted taxon: Mustela nivalis

Accepted taxon: Mustela nivalis


Accepted taxon: Mustela nivalis
Taxon: Mustela nivalis
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | CANIFORMIA | Mustelidae | Mustelinae | Mustela
Reference: Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), JHU Press, 2005.

Fig.1 - Ternary plot of the proximate analysis for the Mustela nivalis diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 1, ASH (Ash contents) 11, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 8, CP (Crude Protein) 57, EE (Ether Extract) 23. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 1. List of Diet Items for Mustela nivalis.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Rodentia WHOLE 53.97 Grzimek,B…
Aves WHOLE 9.21 Grzimek,B…
Muridae WHOLE 8.89 Smith,A. …
Aves EGGS 8.57 Grzimek,B…
Mammalia WHOLE 7.94 Grzimek,B…
Lepus WHOLE 6.67 Smith,A. …
Insecta WHOLE 3.17 Grzimek,B…
Squamata WHOLE 1.59 Grzimek,B…

a. Standardized values. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 2. List of Standard Traits for Mustela nivalis.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Carnivore Carnivore A. R. Fri…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Animalivore Animalivore A. R. Fri…
Locomotion: Eisenberg 1981 Terrestrial Terrestrial John L. G…
Temporal habits arrhythmic arrhythmic John L. G…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Mustela nivalis.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g 7 7 - - - 48.71 - - Engelman,…
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 25 - 250 - Freudenth…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm - - - - - 158.4 - - Engelman,…
Occipital condyle width (OCW) nan mm 7 7 - - - 8.79 - - Engelman,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Mustela nivalis.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
OPD (l) n/a 2 2 - - - 19 - - Evans, Al…
OPD (u) n/a 2 2 - - - 26 - - Evans, Al…
brainmass nan g - - - - - 2 - - Engelman,…
skull_length nan mm - - - - - 32 - - Engelman,…
BMR (kJ/h) nan kJ/h - - - - - 4 - - McNab, B.…
femur diameter nan mm - - - - - 1 - - Nelson, A…
humerus diameter nan mm - - - - - 1 - - Nelson, A…
neck length nan mm - - - - - 27 - - Nelson, A…
BMR,mlO2/h nan mlO2/h 61 61 - - - 172 - - Genoud, M…

b. other Measurements. Source Measurements which are not listed on or mapped with the Standard Traits..


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Mustela nivalis.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Mustela nivalis McNab,B. K., 1986, The influence of food habits on the energetics of eutherian mammals, Ecological Monographs 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Evans, Alistair R., Gregory P. Wilson, Mikael Fortelius, and Jukka Jernvall. “High-Level Similarity of Dentitions in Carnivorans and Rodents.” Nature 445, no. 7123 (December 13, 2006): 78–81. doi:10.1038/nature05433. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Smith,A. T., 2010, A guide to the mammals of China, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Law, C.J., Blackwell, E.A., Curtis, A.A., Dickinson, E., Hartstone‐Rose, A. and Santana, S.E., 2022. Decoupled evolution of the cranium and mandible in carnivoran mammals. Evolution. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Engelman, R.K., 2022. Occipital condyle width (OCW) is a highly accurate predictor of body mass in therian mammals. BMC biology, 20(1), p.37. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis DeMers, A.C., 2023. Functional Significance of the Mandible, Tooth Roots, and Tooth Crowns, and their Implications for Fossil Dietary Inference (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University). 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis McNab, B.K., 2008. An analysis of the factors that influence the level and scaling of mammalian BMR. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 151(1), pp.5-28. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Nelson, A., Engelman, R.K. and Croft, D.A., 2023. How to weigh a fossil mammal? South American notoungulates as a case study for estimating body mass in extinct clades. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 30(3), pp.773-809. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Genoud, M., Isler, K. and Martin, R.D., 2018. Comparative analyses of basal rate of metabolism in mammals: data selection does matter. Biological Reviews, 93(1), pp.404-438. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mustela nivalis Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E., 2013. Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica, 145, pp.1-513. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted

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