Meles is a badger genus consisting of four badgers: Japanese badger, Asian badger, Caucasian badger, and European badger. In the old classification, they were considered as one species with three subspecies. Some are extinct Wikipedia
What is the badger genus?
Badger family: Mustelidae Mephitidae Subfamily: Helictidinae Melinae Mellivorinae Taxideinae MydainaeGeneraArctonyx Meles Mellivora Melogale Mydaus (Family Mephitidae) Taxidea
Which family does the badger belong to?
Kunyi Mustelids include The Polecats, Badgers, Martens, Otters, Wolverines, and other members of the Mustelidae family. Historically, Mephitidae was also included in the Mustelidae family, but genetic analysis suggests that Mephitidae belong to another family of their own (Mephitidae).
Are badgers part of the rodent family?
Badgers are short-legged carnivores with a strong, fat body and sharp claws. Badgers, sometimes misunderstood as rodents, are members of the Mustelidae family, including otters, horns, and wolverines.
Is the badger a weasel?
The Mustelidae (/ mʌˈstɛlɪdiː /; Latin Mustella, Weasel) is a family of carnivorous mammals such as weasels, badgers, otters, ferrets, martens, minks and wolverines.