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Taxon: Genus Mustela Linnaeus, 1758 - weasels, ermines, stoats, minks, ferrets, and polecats (mammal)
Classification by:

Natura - nature
   actualia - actual entities
     Mundus Plinius - physical world
       naturalia - natural bodies
         Biota
           "neomura"
             Domain Eukaryota Chatton, 1925 - eukaryotes
               "neokaryotes" - mitochondrial eukaryotes
                 "neozoa"
                   "scotokaryotes" Cavalier-Smith, 1999
                     "podiates" Cavalier-Smith, 2013
                       Amorphea Adl et al., 2012
                         Opisthokonta Cavalier-Smith, 1987
                           Holozoa Lang, O'Kelly, Nerad, Gray & Burger, 2002
                             filozoa Shalchian-Tabrizi, Minge, Espelund, Orr, Ruden, Jakobsen & Cavalier-Smith, 2008
                               Kingdom Animalia Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
                                 Epitheliozoa Ax, 1996
                                   Eumetazoa Bütschli, 1910 - eumetazoans
                                     Bilateria Hatschek, 1888 - bilaterians
                                       Superphylum Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - deuterostomes
                                         [crown] Phylum Chordata Bateson, 1885 - chordates
                                           Subphylum Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - vertebrates
                                             [crown] Myopterygii - myopterygians
                                               Superclass Gnathostomata Zittel, 1879 - jawed vertebrates
                                                 Grade Teleostomi Bonaparte, 1836
                                                   Euteleostomi - bony vertebrates
                                                     Sarcopterygii Romer, 1955
                                                       Rhipidistia Cope, 1887
                                                         Tetrapodomorpha Ahlberg, 1991
                                                           Osteolepidimorpha
                                                             Tetrapoda Goodrich, 1930
                                                               Reptiliomorpha Säve-Söderbergh, 1934
                                                                 Batrachosauria
                                                                   Amniota Haeckel, 1866 - amniotes
                                                                     Synapsida Osborn, 1903
                                                                       Therapsida Broom, 1905
                                                                         Theriodontia
                                                                           Eutheriodontia
                                                                             Cynodontia Owen, 1861
                                                                               Eucynodontia Kemp, 1982
                                                                                 Mammaliamorpha Rowe, 1988
                                                                                   Mammaliaformes Rowe, 1988
                                                                                     Holotheria
                                                                                       Class Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758 - mammals
                                                                                         Theriimorpha
                                                                                           Theriiformes Rowe, 1986
                                                                                             Trechnotheria McKenna, 1975
                                                                                               Cladotheria McKenna, 1975
                                                                                                 Zatheria McKenna, 1975
                                                                                                   Subclass Boreosphenida
                                                                                                     Theria
                                                                                                       Infraclass Eutheria Huxley, 1880
                                                                                                         Cohort Placentalia (Owen, 1837) M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997 - placentals
                                                                                                           Magnorder Boreoeutheria
                                                                                                             Grandorder Laurasiatheria
                                                                                                               Scrotifera
                                                                                                                 Fereuungulata Waddell et al., 1999
                                                                                                                   Superorder Ferae (Linnaeus, 1758) Simpson, 1945
                                                                                                                     Order Carnivora Bowdich, 1821 - carnivores
                                                                                                                       Suborder Caniformia Kretzoi, 1943
                                                                                                                         Infraorder Arctoidea Flower, 1869
                                                                                                                           Parvorder Mustelida Tedford, 1976
                                                                                                                             Family Mustelidae Batsch, 1788 - weasels, badgers, skunks, and otters
                                                                                                                               Subfamily Mustelinae Batsch, 1788 - weasels
                                                                                                                                 Genus Mustela Linnaeus, 1758 - weasels, ermines, stoats, minks, ferrets, and polecats
                                                                                                                                   1 Mustela palerminea
                                                                                                                                   2.1 Subgenus Mustela (Cabreragale) Baryshnikov & Abramov, 1997 [monotypic]
                                                                                                                                   2.1.1 Mustela felipei Izor & de la Torre, 1978 - Colombian weasel
                                                                                                                                   2.2 Subgenus Mustela (Grammogale) Cabrera, 1940 [monotypic]
                                                                                                                                   2.2.1 Mustela africana Desmarest, 1818 - Amazon weasel
                                                                                                                                   3.1 Subgenus Mustela (Mustela) Linnaeus, 1758
                                                                                                                                   3.1.1 Mustela erminea Linnaeus, 1758 - ermine
                                                                                                                                   3.1.2 Mustela frenata Lichtenstein, 1831 - long-tailed weasel
                                                                                                                                   3.2 Subgenus Mustela (Gale) Wagner, 1841
                                                                                                                                   3.2.1.1 Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 - least weasel
                                                                                                                                   3.2.1.2 Mustela subpalmata Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833 - Egyptian weasel
                                                                                                                                   3.2.2 Mustela altaica Pallas, 1811 - mountain weasel
                                                                                                                                   3.2.3 Mustela kathiah Hodgson, 1835 - yellow-bellied weasel
                                                                                                                                   4.1 Subgenus Mustela (Lutreola) {Wagner, 1841} [monotypic]
                                                                                                                                   4.1.1 Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761) - European mink
                                                                                                                                   4.2 Subgenus Mustela (Kolonokus) Satunin, 1911
                                                                                                                                   4.2.1.1 Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 - Siberian weasel
                                                                                                                                   4.2.1.2 Mustela itatsi Temminck, 1844 - Japanese weasel
                                                                                                                                   4.2.2 Mustela lutreolina Robinson & Thomas, 1917 - Indonesian mountain weasel
                                                                                                                                   4.3 Subgenus Mustela (Pocockictis) Kretzoi, 1947 [monotypic]
                                                                                                                                   4.3.1 Mustela nudipes Desmarest, 1822 - Malayan weasel
                                                                                                                                   4.4 Subgenus Mustela (Cryptomustela) Abramov, 1999 [monotypic]
                                                                                                                                   4.4.1 Mustela strigidorsa Gray, 1853 - back-striped weasel
                                                                                                                                   5 Subgenus Mustela (Putorius) Cuvier, 1817
                                                                                                                                   5.1 Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758 - European polecat
                                                                                                                                   5.2 Mustela eversmannii Lesson, 1827 - steppe polecat
                                                                                                                                   5.3 Mustela nigripes (Audubon & Bachman, 1851) - black-footed ferret

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