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Mustela nigripes
(Black-footed Ferret)

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Mustela nigripes (Black-footed Ferret)

Summary

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  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Mustela nigripes
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Black-footed Ferret
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia

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Mustela nigripes (black-footed ferret); adult. A threatened species in its former prairie habitat. USA. September 2015.
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CaptionMustela nigripes (black-footed ferret); adult. A threatened species in its former prairie habitat. USA. September 2015.
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Mustela nigripes (black-footed ferret); adult. A threatened species in its former prairie habitat. USA. September 2015.
AdultMustela nigripes (black-footed ferret); adult. A threatened species in its former prairie habitat. USA. September 2015.©Kimberly Fraser-2015/US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) - CC BY 2.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Mustela nigripes

Preferred Common Name

  • Black-footed Ferret

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Carnivora
  •                         Family: Mustelidae
  •                             Genus: Mustela
  •                                 Species: Mustela nigripes

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
canine distemper virusMexico; USAPathogenicWimsatt et al., 2006

References

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Wimsatt J; Biggins DE; Williams ES; Becerra VM, 2006. The quest for a safe and effective canine distemper virus vaccine for black-footed ferrets. In: Recovery of the black-footed ferret: Progress and continuing challenges. Proceedings of the Symposium on the status of the black-footed ferret and its habitat, Fort Collins, CO, January 28-29, 2004. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA: U.S. Geological Survey, 248-266. [Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5293.]