Patagonian weasel

Patagonian weasel

Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Mustelinae
Species : Lyncodon patagonicus


The Patagonian weasel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Patagonian weasel
The females are called 'bitch, doe or jill' and males 'buck, dog, hub or jack'. A Patagonian weasel group is called a 'boogle'.
Argentina and Chile

Facts about the Patagonian weasel

78 The patagonian weasel is Lyncodon patagonicus. (Full text)

The little research there is on this species suggests that Patagonian weasels are found in Pampas habitats that have light-colored substrates excluding deserts (Gittleman, 1996). (Full text)

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