Marten

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

Where does the Marten live?

The marten is a small carnivorous mammal in the weasel family that lives in the forests of the Northern Hemisphere.
There are several species of martens, each with a different range and habitat preference.
Here is a brief overview of some of the most common marten species and where they live:
  • The American marten (Martes americana) lives in the boreal forests of North America, from Alaska to Newfoundland and south to New York.
    It prefers mature coniferous or mixed forests with dense canopy cover and abundant woody debris.
    It builds its dens in hollow trees, logs, or burrows.
  • The Pacific marten (Martes caurina) is a subspecies of the American marten that lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada, from southeast Alaska to central California and east to northern New Mexico.
    It inhabits various types of forests, woodlands.
    It also uses hollow trees, logs, or burrows for dens.
  • The European pine marten (Martes martes) lives in Europe and southwest Asia, from Ireland to the Urals and into Anatolia, Transcaucasia, Mesopotamia, and northern Iran.
    It occupies coniferous, and mixed forests.
  • The beech marten (Martes foina) is a close relative of the European pine marten that lives in Spain, Portugal, central and southern Europe, the Middle East, central Asia, and northwest China.
    It adapts well to human-modified environments, such as agricultural lands, villages, and cities.
    It often den in attics, barns, or cars.
  • The yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula) is the largest and most widely distributed marten species, living in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and eastern Russia.
    It inhabits forests.
  • The Nilgiri marten (Martes gwatkinsii) is a rare and endangered marten species that lives only in the Western Ghats and hills of the Nilgirisof southern India.
    It is found in evergreen and moist deciduous forests, as well as grasslands.
  • The sable (Martes zibellina) is a marten species that lives in Russia, eastern Kazakhstan, China, North Korea, and Japan.
    It inhabits boreal and montane forests, especially those with old-growth trees and abundant prey.
    It makes its dens in tree hollows.
  • The Japanese marten (Martes melampus) is a marten species that lives only in Japan, on the islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu.
    It inhabits boreal forests.
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