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marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)
Subject: marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)
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marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)

Sketch of a mottled polecat
Date 1888
Source Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma: Mammalia
Author William Thomas Blanford, 1832-1905

The marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) is a small mammal belonging to the monotypic genus Vormela within the Mustelinae subfamily. Vormela is from the German word Würmlein, which means "little worm". The term peregusna comes from perehuznya, which is Ukrainian for polecat. Marbled polecats are generally found in the drier areas and grasslands of southeastern Europe to western China. Like other members of Mustelinae, it can emit a strong-smelling secretion from anal sacs under the tail when threatened.

Scientific Name: Vormela peregusna (Güldenstädt, 1770)
Synonyms: Mustela peregusna Güldenstädt, 1770
Common Names:
English – Marbled Polecat, European Marbled Polecat
French – Putois Marbré
Spanish – Turón Búlgaro

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