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BC Conservation Data Centre: Species Summary


Mustela erminea anguinae
Ermine, anguinae subspecies


 
Scientific Name: Mustela erminea anguinae Hall, 1932
English Name: Ermine, anguinae subspecies
 
Classification / Taxonomy
Scientific Name - Concept Reference: Hall, E. R. 1981a. The Mammals of North America, second edition. Vols. I & II. John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York. 1181 pp.
Classification Level: Subspecies
Species Group: Vertebrate Animal
Species Code: M-MUER-AN
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Craniata Mammalia Carnivora Mustelidae
   
Conservation Status / Legal Designation
Global Status: G5T3 (Jun 2015)
Provincial Status: S3 (Dec 2010)
BC List: Blue
Identified Wildlife:   
Provincial Wildlife Act:
COSEWIC Status:
SARA Schedule:
General Status Canada:
   
Ecology & Life History
General Description:
Migration Characteristics:
(Global / Provincial)
 
    Nonmigrant:
    Local Migrant:
    Distant Migrant:
    Within Borders Migrant:
N /
N /
N /
na /
Habitats:
(Type / Subtype / Dependence)
Agriculture / Cultivated Field / Facultative - occassional use
Agriculture / Hedgerow / Facultative - occassional use
Agriculture / Pasture/Old Field / Facultative - occassional use
Alpine/Tundra / Krummholtz / Facultative - occassional use
Alpine/Tundra / Tundra / Facultative - occassional use
Forest / Conifer Forest - Dry / Facultative - frequent use
Forest / Conifer Forest - Mesic (average) / Facultative - frequent use
Forest / Conifer Forest - Moist/wet / Facultative - frequent use
Forest / Mixed Forest (deciduous/coniferous mix) / Facultative - frequent use
Grassland/Shrub / Meadow / Facultative - occassional use
Grassland/Shrub / Shrub - Natural / Facultative - frequent use
Riparian / Gravel Bar / Facultative - frequent use
Riparian / Riparian Forest / Facultative - frequent use
Riparian / Riparian Herbaceous / Facultative - frequent use
Riparian / Riparian Shrub / Facultative - frequent use
Rock/Sparsley Vegetated Rock / Talus / Facultative - occassional use
Global Habitat Comments: A variety of forest and woodland habitats.
Provincial Habitat Comments: Habitat keywords copied from species record.
Food Habits:
Global Food Habits Comments:
Global Phenology:
Provincial Phenology:
(1st half of month/
2nd half of month)
Colonial Breeder: N
Length(cm)/width(cm)/Weight(g): / /
Elevation (m) (min / max): Global: 
Provincial: 
   
 
Distribution
Endemic: Y
Global Range Comment: Endemic to Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Nagorsen 1990).
 
Distribution UnitOccurrence StatusOrigin Status  
Biogeoclimatic Unit   
CDF - Coastal Douglas-firConfident or certainNative or natural  
CWH - Coastal Western HemlockConfident or certainNative or natural  
MH - Mountain HemlockConfident or certainNative or natural  
    
Ministry of Environment Region   
1- Vancouver IslandConfident or certainNative or natural 
    
Forest District   
Campbell River Forest District (DCR)Confident or certainNative or natural 
North Island - Central Coast Forest District (DNI)Confident or certainNative or natural 
South Island Forest District (DSI)Confident or certainNative or natural 
    
Regional District   
Alberni-Clayoquot (ACRD) Confident or certain Native or natural  
Capital (CRD) Confident or certain Native or natural  
Comox Valley (CXRD) Confident or certain Native or natural  
Cowichan Valley (CVRD) Confident or certain Native or natural  
Mount Waddington (RDMW) Confident or certain Native or natural  
Nanaimo (RDN) Confident or certain Native or natural  
Strathcona (SRD) Confident or certain Native or natural  
    
Municipality   
Campbell RiverPredicted or probableNative or natural 
Central SaanichPossibleNative or natural 
ColwoodPossibleNative or natural 
ComoxPredicted or probableNative or natural 
CourtenayPredicted or probableNative or natural 
CumberlandPredicted or probableNative or natural 
DuncanConfident or certainNative or natural 
Gold RiverPredicted or probableNative or natural 
HighlandsPossibleNative or natural 
LadysmithPossibleNative or natural 
Lake CowichanConfident or certainNative or natural 
LangfordPossibleNative or natural 
LantzvillePossibleNative or natural 
MetchosinPredicted or probableNative or natural 
NanaimoConfident or certainNative or natural 
North CowichanPossibleNative or natural 
North SaanichPossibleNative or natural 
ParksvillePossibleNative or natural 
Port AlberniConfident or certainNative or natural 
Port AlicePredicted or probableNative or natural 
Port HardyConfident or certainNative or natural 
Port McNeillPredicted or probableNative or natural 
Qualicum BeachPossibleNative or natural 
SaanichPossibleNative or natural 
SaywardConfident or certainNative or natural 
SookeConfident or certainNative or natural 
TahsisPredicted or probableNative or natural 
TofinoPossibleNative or natural 
UclueletPossibleNative or natural 
ZeballosPredicted or probableNative or natural 
   
Regional District Map
This is not a range map.

This species is known to occur somewhere in the shaded regional district(s). The actual range of the species within each regional district may be much smaller.
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Authors / Contributors
Global Information Author:
Last Updated: Nov 18, 1996
Provincial Information Author:
Last Updated:
   
References and Related Literature
Stevens, V., and S. Lofts. 1988. Species Notes for Mammals. Vol. 1 in A.P. Harcombe, tech. ed. Wildlife Habitat Handbooks for the Southern Interior Ecoprovince. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Wildl. Branch. Tech. Rep. R-15. 174pp.
 

Please visit the website Conservation Status Ranks for definitions of the data fields used in this summary report.

Suggested Citation:

B.C. Conservation Data Centre. 2017. Species Summary: Mustela erminea anguinae. B.C. Minist. of Environment. Available: http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/eswp/ (accessed Oct 22, 2017).