Pine Marten

Pine Marten

Although the home range size of the pine marten is uncertain, it’s clear that male ranges are larger than female ranges and that they overlap those of one or more females.

Although home range size estimates of the pine marten vary widely between studies, it is clear that male ranges are larger than female ranges and that they overlap those of one or more females. Home ranges within both sexes, however, are usually non-overlapping.

Some sources give an average of 23 square kilometers for males and 6.5 square kilometers for females, others estimate only 2.2 square kilometers for males and 1.5 square kilometers for females. On the island of Minorca, ranges were measured as 0.5 square kilometers for females and 6.9 square kilometers for males.


Image | © Thomas Shahan, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (Clevenger, 1993; Nowak, 1999; Schwanz, 2000; Zalewski, Jedrzejewski, & Jedrzejewska, 1995)

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