Brown: throat and breast yellow.

M. Martes, Desm. Mammal, p. 181. Martes Abietum, Flem. Brit. An. p. 14. Pine Martin, Penn. Brit. Zool. vol. i. p. 94. Don. Brit. Quad. pi. 13.

Dimensions

Length of the head and body one foot seven inches; of the head four inches; of the tail ten inches.

Description

Differs from the last species in having the throat, under surface of the neck, and anterior portion of the breast, yellow: the head also shorter, the hair rather darker, and the legs a little longer.

Inhabits the fir woods of Scotland : occurs also sparingly in the West of England. Builds its nest on the tops of trees, and produces from two to three young. Frequents wild situations. Preys on the smaller quadrupeds and birds.

(2. Putorius, Cuv).