Pine Marten

Pine Marten

The pine marten is distributed through most portions of continental Eurasia from western Europe in the west to western Siberia in the east, from the northern edge of coniferous forest in the north to Asia Minor in the south.

The European pine marten is distributed through most portions of continental Eurasia from western Europe in the west to western Siberia in the east, from the northern edge of coniferous forest in the north to Asia Minor in the south.

The species also inhabits the Caucasus and many Mediterranean islands including the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Elba and Sicily. The degree to which island populations are due to human introduction is not entirely known.

Formerly widespread in Great Britain, it is now restricted to Ireland and northern portions of mainland Britain.


Image | © Joanne Goldby, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Corbet & Southern 1977; Nowak 1999; Schwanz, 2000)

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