New records for the first time in six decades of the Vulnerable Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna in Iraq
Keywords:distribution, mammals of Iraq, mustelidae, steppes
The Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna is one of Iraq’s rarest mustelids; it is confined to the steppes, arid plains and sparsely vegetated foothills of the northern parts of the country. A few specimens were collected around the vicinity of Mosul in the 1950s; its current status and distribution is mostly unknown. This note describes two new records, obtained in northern Iraq in 2021.
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