E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Martes caurina [(Merriam, 1890)]
Pacific Marten
Family: Mustelidae
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© Michael Wigle  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #49192)

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Distribution of Martes caurina in British Columbia
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The Pacific Marten is member of the Mustelidae, a family of carnivorous mammals that includes mink, fishers and weasels. Taxonomic work has shown that there are two species of martens in BC which hybridize in the central part of the province: the American Marten in eastern and northern BC and the Pacific Marten in coastal BC, with hybrids in between (Nagorsen 2021 pers. comm.map).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS5?YellowNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-06-18 5:41:06 PM]
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