| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
|| South Asia
||55 - 65 cm (21.7 - 25.6 inches)
||40 - 45 cm (15.7 - 17.7 inches)
||2.1 Kgs (4.6 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Nilgiri Martens are the only species of marten to be found in India. They have a body length between 55 and 65 cms (21.7 - 25.6 inches), a tail length between 40 and 45 cms (15.7 - 17.7 inches) and they weigh approximately 2.1 kgs (4.6 lbs).
They are brown in colour with a yellow or orange throat patch. They are similar in appearance to the yellow-throated marten.
They are active during the day and are mainly arboreal, although they do descend to the ground occasionally.
Nilgiri Martens can be found in the hills of Nilgiris and parts of the Western Ghats in southern India.
Nilgiri Martens feed on birds, small mammals, and insects, such as cicadas.
There are no subspecies of the Nilgiri Marten.
Little is known about the behaviour of Nilgiri Martens.
European Pine Marten