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Badgers are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Mustelidae.  All species, except the honey badger, are classified in the subfamily Melinae (true badgers).

Global Distribution of Badgers

American Badger - Taxidea taxus

Eurasian Badger - Meles meles

Honey Badger (or ratel) - Mellivora capensis

Hog Badger - Arctonyx collaris

Ferret Badger - Melogale moschata

Indonesian Stink Badger - Mydaus javanensis

Palawan Stink Badger - Sullotaxus  marchei


Badger drawings scanned from Neal & Cheeseman's "Badgers".

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