Yellow-Throated Marten


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Yellow-Throated Marten

 

(Martes flavigula), a predatory mammal of the family Mustelidae. The body length is 55–80 cm, and the tail length is about 40 cm (sometimes longer). The weight may reach 5.7 kg. The body is elongate, the legs short, and the tail sparsely haired. The pelt is coarse, short-haired, and shiny; its coloration is a combination of black-brown, white, and golden yellow.

The yellow-throated marten is found in Southeast Asia; in the USSR it occurs in the Far East. The mammal, a forest inhabitant, is an agile tree climber. It feeds mainly on rodents and birds but also attacks small ungulates, including musk deer. The yellow-throated marten has no commercial significance. It often preys upon useful animals, including commercially valuable ones.

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n (w) in time periods Species Diurnal Nocturnal Crepuscular Asiatic black bear 25 (0.919) 19 (0.983) 11 (1.297) leopard 7 (1.011) 3 (0.610) 4 (1.853) jungle cat 1 (0.156) 12 (2.627) 0 (0.000) leopard cat 2 (0.063) 43 (1.912) 19 (1.926) red fox 13 (0.210) 93 (2.118) 19 (0.986) yellow-throated marten 27 (2.022) 0 (0.000) 0 (0.000) Indian porcupine 1 (0.044) 39 (2.413) 6 (0.846) hangul 15 (1.011) 7 (0.664) 8 (1.730) Random use test Species ([chi square], df = 2) Asiatic black bear 0.87, P = 0.646 leopard 2.12, P = 0.345 jungle cat 19.4, P < 0.001 leopard cat 69.61, P < 0.001 red fox 98.47, P < 0.001 yellow-throated marten 38.02, P < 0.001 Indian porcupine 60.45, P < 0.001 hangul 3.37, P = 0.185 Table 2.