One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Eurasian marten that has chocolate-brown fur with a white throat.
Martes foina, family MustelidaeAlso called beech marten
- ‘Weather and punishing terrain restricted our movements much beyond Tahawndam, but we had already found three large mammal species not previously known to live in Myanmar: blue sheep, black muntjac (barking deer), and stone marten.’
- ‘The stone marten is native on the Adriatic islands, and the small Indian civet has been introduced to Ngazidja.’
- ‘The culprits are stone martens, which like to hide in the warm crevices next to car engines.’
- ‘In both Europe and Australia, bat lyssaviruses seem to be maintained only in indigenous bat populations, although European bat lyssavirus has been detected in a few sheep and in a stone marten, which is an arboreal mammal.’
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