Ferret-Badgers

Ferret-badgers are the five species of the genus Melogale, which is the only genus of the mustelid subfamily Helictidinae. They resemble both the polecats and the badgers but have no genetic relation to either, which highlights just how diverse Mustelidae as a family is on the whole.

(1) Bornean Ferret-Badger (Melogale everetti) – Genus Melogale

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The Bornean ferret-badger, also known as Everett’s ferret-badger or the Kinabalu ferret-badger, is only known with certainty from the highland forests on Mount Kinabalu and nearby regions in Sabah, Malaysia, but is suspected to occur elsewhere on Borneo, including Brunei, Kalimantan (to Indonesia) and Sarawak (to Malaysia).

Conservation Status: Endangered

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(2) Burmese Ferret-Badger (Melogale personata) – Genus Melogale

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The Burmese ferret-badger has a head and body length of 35–40 centimetres (14–16 in), a tail length of 15–21 centimetres (5.9–8.3 in) and a body weight of 1.5–3 kilograms (3.3–6.6 lb). The fur ranges from fawn brown to dark brown, with a white dorsal stripe. The face is marked with black and white patches, which are unique to each individual. The rear part of the tail is whitish.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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(3) Chinese Ferret-Badger (Melogale moschata) – Genus Melogale

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The Chinese ferret-badger, also known as the small-toothed ferret-badger is  widely distributed in Southeast Asia.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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(4) Javan Ferret-Badger (Melogale orientalis) – Genus Melogale

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The Javan ferret-badger is endemic to Java and Bali, Indonesia. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and occurs from at least 260 to 2,230 m elevation in or close to forested areas.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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(5) Vietnam Ferret-Badger (Melogale cucphuongensis) – Genus Melogale

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The Vietnam ferret-badger is native to Vietnam. It was described in 2011 and is known from only two specimens.

Conservation Status: Data Deficient

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