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Stone marten

(Martes foina)

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Description

The beech marten (Martes foina),also known as the stone marten,house marten or white breasted marten,is a species of marten native to much of Europe and Central Asia,though it has established a feral population in North America.It is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN on account of its wide distribution,its large population,and its presence in a number of protected areas.It is superficially similar to the pine marten,but differs from it by its smaller size and habitat preferences.While the pine marten is a forest specialist,the beech marten is a more generalist and adaptable species,occurring in a number of open and forest habitats.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Mustelidae
Genus:Martes
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