Its front paws and strong legs are ideal for gripping branches, while its tail helps maintain its balance. Journal of Mammalogy, 92: 611-619. Small Carnivore Conservation, 36: 27-29. Adult males range from 50 to 71.9 cm in length (61.2 cm average) and from 2.5 to 5.7 kg in mass (3.3 kg average). "Martes flavigula" (On-line). Zhou, Y., E. Slade, C. Newman, X. Wang, S. Zhang. Our group visiting Corbett National Park, guided by Deepak Kumar, were lucky enough to spot this Yellow-throated Marten with a Spotted Deer kill. This terrestrial biome also occurs at high elevations. gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate), Mammals of the Soviet Union. In the northern part of their range, they also inhabit coniferous taiga. The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket Guides! Little is known about communication of yellow-throated martens. 2002. (Abramov, et al., 2008). Perhaps for this reason, yellow-throated martens have a reputation for being easily tamed. In warmer and lower-elevation climates, yellow-throated martens more frequently consume lizards and fruits, although specific diet in areas without musk deer is less well-known. The yellow-throated marten is a very adaptable species and is known to feed on a wide variety of things. The lengthy tail is about two-thirds of their body length. Behind the cute and furry appearance of the yellow-throated marten lurks a fearless and feisty predator that is at the top of the food chain. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(8): 1770-1774. Although there isn’t an imminent threat to the species, more concerted work is required to understand the nuances of its population, behavioural and breeding ecology, especially in light of future climate and land-use change. II, part 1b, Carnivores (Mustelidae and Procyonidae), Longevity of Mammals in Captivity; from the Living Collections of the World, Mammal Species of the World. It is found across the Himalayas, from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east, down towards Southeast Asia and all the way into Malaysia and Indonesia. Yellow-throated martens are mostly diurnal, though they has been observed being active at night. Yellow-throated martens also regularly consume small mammals (squirrels, hares, mouse-like rodents, etc. 2nd Floor, Sector 67,SAS Nagar 532-628 in D Wilson, D Reeder, eds. April 26, 2012 According to the IUCN it has been categorised as Least Concern because of its large habitat and geographic distribution. Grants DRL 0089283, DRL 0628151, DUE 0633095, DRL 0918590, and DUE 1122742. Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee. Other species of martens are typically weaned between 6 and 8 weeks of age and leave the care of their mother between 3 and 4 months of age. Yellow-throated martens have a unique coloration, though it can vary considerably across individuals and subspecies. I was rather unconvinced by the latter claim and wondered if it was part of urban legend, until I witnessed something along those lines. Status and Distribution of Small Carnivores in Myanmar. In general, these subspecies are distinguished by the presence or absence of a naked area of skin on the hind foot and the length and color of the animal’s winter coat. Zaw, T., S. Htun, S. Htoo, T. Po, M. Maung, A. Lynam, K. Latt, J. Duckworth. Despite being widely distributed and relatively common in many parts of their range, we know very little about the yellow-throated marten (especially from India) apart from a few anecdotal observations. Version 2012.1. Because they eat seeds and nuts, they may also disperse seeds throughout the forest. Classification, To cite this page: Wildlife Biology, 11: 49-58. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. rainforests, both temperate and tropical, are dominated by trees often forming a closed canopy with little light reaching the ground. 2008. 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