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Yellow Throated Marten

Introduction
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Indian Yellow-throated Marten or Indian Kharza or Himalayan Marten with the scientific

name Martes flavigula flavigula is the subspecies native to India. There are around nine subspecies of Yellow-throated marten existing around the world especially in the parts of South East Asia.

It falls under the family Mustelidae with the species name as Martes flavigula. The quick classification of Indian Kharza is specified below,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae
Genus Martes
Species Martes flavigula
 Subspecies   Martes flavigula flavigula 

Physical Structure

Indian Yellow-throated marten is a medium-sized carnivorous animal with a creamy yellow colored throat and dark brown coat containing slightly orange-yellow tint. They have a pointed muzzle and black colored long bushy tail which measures three-fourth of its body size.


The chest, lower jaw and side parts of the neck are covered with creamy white color hair. The ears are large and round placed on the wedge-shaped small head. The lower part of the body is darker grey with brown colored hair.


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