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Steppe Polecat

Steppe Polecat Range Map (Europe & Asia)
Steppe Polecat Range Map (Europe & Asia)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Mustela eversmanii
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Europe & Asia
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Main Characteristics

Steppe Polecats are very similar in size and appearance to the european polecat, except their head and back are almost completely white.


Steppe Polecats can be found in the steppes and semi-desert areas of eastern Europe and Asia.


Steppe Polecats mainly feed on rodents, rabbits, lizards, frogs, birds, insects and fruit.


After a gestation period of 39 - 43 days, Steppe Polecats give birth to a litter of 4 - 8 young.


Subspecies of the Steppe Polecat include:

Mustela eversmanii admirata
Mustela eversmanii amurensis
Mustela eversmanii eversmanii
Mustela eversmanii hungarica
Mustela eversmanii larvatus
Mustela eversmanii michnoi
Mustela eversmanii talassicus

Interesting Facts

Steppe Polecats are also known as:
Masked Polecat
Siberian Polecat

Similar Animals

Striped Polecat
Marbled Polecat
European Polecat
Saharan Striped Polecat


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