Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1996Lower Risk/least concern
The Malayan weasel (Mustela nudipes) is a species of weasel. It lives in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is rated "Least Concern" by the IUCN Red List. Malayan weasels have a body length of 12–14 inches (30–36 cm) and a tail length of 9.4–10.2 inches (24–26 cm). The body is reddish-brown to grayish-white. The head is a much lighter color than the rest of the body. There is no hair on the soles of the feet around the pads.
Not much is known about its breeding habits, but a litter of four has been recorded.
There are two subspecies of the Malayan weasel:
- M. n.nudipes
- M. n. leucocephalus
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