Definition of stone marten in English:

stone marten

Syllabification: stone mar·ten

noun

  • A Eurasian marten that has chocolate-brown fur with a white throat. Also called beech marten.
    • Martes foina, family Mustelidae
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    • Weather and punishing terrain restricted our movements much beyond Tahawndam, but we had already found three large mammal species not previously known to live in Myanmar: blue sheep, black muntjac (barking deer), and stone marten.
    • In both Europe and Australia, bat lyssaviruses seem to be maintained only in indigenous bat populations, although European bat lyssavirus has been detected in a few sheep and in a stone marten, which is an arboreal mammal.
    • The stone marten is native on the Adriatic islands, and the small Indian civet has been introduced to Ngazidja.

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