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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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