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Pine marten

(Martes martes)

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Description

The European pine marten (Martes martes),known most commonly as the pine marten in Anglophone Europe,and less commonly also known as pineten,baum marten,or sweet marten,[full citation needed] is an animal native to Northern Europe belonging to the mustelid family,which also includes mink,otter,badger,wolverine and weasel.The body is up to 53 cm (21 in) in length,and its bushy tail can be 25 cm (10 in).Males are slightly larger than females;on average a marten weighs around 1.5 kg (3.3 lb).Their fur is usually light to dark brown and grows longer and silkier during the winter months.They have a cream to yellow coloured "bib" marking on their throats.

Taxonomic tree:

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