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stoat

(stōt), European name for the short-tailed weaselweasel,
name for certain small, lithe, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae (weasel family). Members of this family are generally characterized by long bodies and necks, short legs, small rounded ears, and medium to long tails.
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, Mustela erminea, also called ermineermine,
name for a number of northern species of weasel having white coats in winter, and highly prized for their white fur. It most commonly refers to the white phase of Mustela erminea, called short-tailed weasel in North America and stoat in the Old World.
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 when in its white winter phase.
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stoat

a small Eurasian musteline mammal, Mustela erminea, closely related to the weasels, having a brown coat and a black-tipped tail: in the northern parts of its range it has a white winter coat and is then known as an ermine
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and Mustela erminea. Therefore, the particular combination of fossil mammals found so far at Mill Creek has not yet been found elsewhere in North America.
For example, the Irish stoat (Mustela erminea) is much smaller than conspecific individuals from Great Britain, with increased sexual dimorphism generated by the particularly dramatic decrease in the size of the females (Dayan and Simberloff 1994).
mephitis) 7 28 0.045 0.11 (Mustela erminea) 39 15 0 0 (Mustela erminea) 3 31 0.033 0.075 (M.
Perusal of Table 3 reveals that the boreal species Sorex cinereus, Mustela erminea, and Synaptomys cooperi vanished about 10,000 B.P.
The spatial and temporal distribution pattern of the stoat (Mustela erminea L.).--Oecologia 59: 69-73.
The potential for biological control of stoats (Mustela erminea).
Within SNP, the terrestrial mammals that are susceptible to CDV include red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), stoats (Mustela erminea), weasels (Mustela nivalis), pine martens (Martes martes), beech martens (Martes foina), badgers (Meles meles), and bears (Ursus arctos).
Seed crops have been shown to impact predators in temperate forests of New Zealand (King 1983), where stoats (Mustela erminea) are significant predators on nestlings, and their annual abundance is correlated with fluctuations in mice (Mus musculus) and beech (Nothofagus sp.) seed production.
Further observations on weasels (Mustela nivalis) and stoats (Mustela erminea) born in captivity.
A review of age determination methods for the stoat Mustela erminea.--Mamm.
Residing there are also many protected animals such as the argali sheep (Ovis ammon), the snow leopard (Panthera uncia), the wolf (Canis lupus), the stoat (Mustela erminea), the lynx (Lynx lynx), the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), and the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).