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A stoat, Mustela erminea, a variety of mustelid
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mustelid (plural mustelids)

  1. Any carnivorous mammal of the diverse weasel family Mustelidae, which also includes badgers, otters, martens, mink and wolverines.
    • 1998, Vivian Banci, Chapter 5: Wolverine, Thomas E. Kucera, American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection, Diane Publishing, page 99,
      Relative to smaller mustelids, the wolverine has a robust appearance, rather like a small bear.
    • 1998, Jon A. Baskin, “9: Mustelidae”, in Christine M. Janis; Kathleen M. Scott; Louis L. Jacobs; Gregg F. Gunnell; Mark D. Uhen, editors, Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America: Volume 1, Cambridge University Press, page 169:
      Mustelid diversity is well reflected in the Neogene fossil record, in spite of the fact that mustelids are among the rarest of fossil carnivores.
    • 2004, Fred Cooke, The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide, University of California Press, page 134:
      The mustelid head has a low, flat skull and short face with small ears and eyes.