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Yellow-Throated Marten

Yellow-Throated Marten

Yellow-Throated Marten Range Map (Asia)
Yellow-Throated Marten Range Map (Asia)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Martes flavigula
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S, S E & E Asia
Colour Brown
Length 48 - 70 cms (19 - 28 inches)
Tail 35 - 45 cms (14 - 18 inches)
Weight 1 - 5 Kgs (2.25 - 11 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Yellow-Throated Martens have a body length between 48 and 70 cms (19 - 28 inches), a tail length between 35 and 45 cms (14 - 18 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 5 kgs (2.25 - 11 lbs). They are orange/yellow to dark brown in colour and they have a pale coloured throat patch.


Yellow-Throated Martens can be found in the forested areas of south, south east and east Asia.


Martens are omnivores and they mainly feed on rodents, birds, insects and fruit.


They have a litter of 2 - 5 young.



Subspecies of the Yellow-Throated Marten include:

Martes flavigula aterrima
Martes flavigula borealis
Martes flavigula chrysospila
Martes flavigula flavigula
Martes flavigula hainana
Martes flavigula henrici
Martes flavigula indochinensis
Martes flavigula peninsularis
Martes flavigula robinsoni
Martes flavigula saba

Interesting Facts

Yellow-Throated Martens are also known as:
Himalayan Marten

Similar Animals

Beech Marten
European Pine Marten
American Marten
Nilgiri Marten
Japanese Marten


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