First observational record of Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal

  • Hari Basnet Nepalese Ornithological Union, Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Deepa Lama GoldenGate International College, Wisdom Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Manju Shree Thakur GoldenGate International College, Wisdom Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prakriti Rajbhandari GoldenGate International College, Wisdom Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rejina Bista GoldenGate International College, Wisdom Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rona Vaidya GoldenGate International College, Wisdom Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Prakash Chandra Aryal GoldenGate International College, Wisdom Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Opportunistic record, mustelidae, Dhorpatan valley, Nepal

Abstract

Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 is one of the least known small carnivores in Nepal. Only a few authenticated localities of Siberian weasel are known to exist in Nepal. In March 2021, a week-long field trip to the Dhorpatan Valley documented the first confirmed record of Siberian weasel in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve in Western Nepal.

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
BasnetH., LamaD., ThakurM. S., RajbhandariP., BistaR., VaidyaR., & AryalP. C. (2021). First observational record of Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Zoology , 5(2), 86-89. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v5i2.42036
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