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American mink
Scientific classification
Mustelinae range

The Mustelinae is a large subfamily of mustelids. Genetic analysis shows it is polyphyletic,[1] so it will probably be split down into proper clades. Until then, it contains:

and various other mustelids.


  1. Koepfli K.P. (2008). "Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation". BMC Biol. 6: 4–5. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-10 . PMC 2276185 . PMID 18275614 .