Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Mustelidae > Genus: Mustela > Species: Mustela eversmanii > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Mustela eversmanii eversmanii Lesson, 1827 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Mustela eversmanii hungarica Éhik, 1928 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Steppe polecat - Mustela eversmanii Lesson, 1827

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 102 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 2633


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
HUDI30001 Hungary Vértes Map
HUDI30002 Hungary Zámolyi-medence Map
HUBN20034 Hungary Borsodi-Mezőség Map
BG0000136 Bulgaria Reka Gorna Luda Kamchia Map
HUBN20037 Hungary Nagy-Hanyi Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
HUDI20024 Hungary Tápiógyörgye-újszilvási szikesek Map
HUBN20041 Hungary Pélyi szikesek Map
HUKN20003 Hungary Felső-kiskunsági turjánvidék Map
ROSCI0231 Romania Nădab - Socodor - Vărșad Map
HUHN20081 Hungary Újszász-jászboldogházi gyepek Map
HUHN20085 Hungary Jászapáti - jászkiséri szikesek Map
HUKN20005 Hungary Tass - szalkszentmártoni szikes puszta Map
HUHN20009 Hungary Derecske - konyári gyepek Map
ROSCI0012 Romania Brațul Măcin Map
HUHN20092 Hungary Hajdúszováti gyepek Map
HUON20009 Hungary Csöngei legelő Map
HUKM20019 Hungary Dél-Bihari szikesek Map
BG0000107 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
BG0001014 Bulgaria Karlukovo Map
HUBN20039 Hungary Pusztafogacs Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
HUDI20046 Hungary Székek Map
HUDD20069 Hungary Paksi ürgemező Map
HUDD20032 Hungary Gemenc Map
HUON20011 Hungary Kenyeri reptér Map
BG0000335 Bulgaria Karaboaz Map
BG0000133 Bulgaria Kamchiyska i Emenska planina Map
BG0000613 Bulgaria Reka Iskar Map
HUBN20035 Hungary Poroszlói szikesek Map
BG0000104 Bulgaria Provadiysko - Royaksko plato Map
HUKN20008 Hungary Déli-Homokhátság Map
BG0000130 Bulgaria Kraymorska Dobrudzha Map
BG0000240 Bulgaria Studenets Map
BG0000106 Bulgaria Harsovska reka Map
HUON20012 Hungary Kemenessömjéni cserjés legelő Map
BG0000569 Bulgaria Kardam Map
BG0000608 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
BG0000181 Bulgaria Reka Vit Map
HUKM20014 Hungary Dévaványa környéki gyepek Map
HUKN20004 Hungary Dél-Bácska Map
HUBN20032 Hungary Tiszakeszi-morotva Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
HUKM20027 Hungary Cserebökény Map
BG0000572 Bulgaria Rositsa - Loznitsa Map
BG0000570 Bulgaria Izvorovo - Kraishte Map
HUFH20010 Hungary Répce mente Map
BG0000615 Bulgaria Devetashko plato Map
BG0000334 Bulgaria Ostrov Map
HUKM20001 Hungary Hódmezővásárhely környéki és csanádi-háti puszták Map
HUHN20139 Hungary Szalóki Nagy-fertő Map
HUKN20001 Hungary Felső-kiskunsági szikes puszta Map
ROSCI0065 Romania Delta Dunării Map
HUKM20010 Hungary Gyula-szabadkígyósi gyepek Map
HUKN20009 Hungary Felső-kiskunsági szikes tavak és Miklapuszta Map
HUDD20050 Hungary Szenes-legelő Map
BG0000169 Bulgaria Ludogorie - Srebarna Map
BG0000247 Bulgaria Nikopolsko plato Map
HUHN20017 Hungary Hajdúbagosi-legelő Map
HUKN20012 Hungary Szegedi ürgés gyep Map
ROSCI0201 Romania Podișul Nord Dobrogean Map
HUBF20001 Hungary Keleti-Bakony Map
BG0000239 Bulgaria Obnova - Karaman dol Map
ROSCI0149 Romania Pădurea Eseschioi - Lacul Bugeac Map
ROSCI0123 Romania Munții Măcinului Map
HUKN20019 Hungary Baksi-puszta Map
ROSCI0108 Romania Lunca Mureșului Inferior Map
HUHN20093 Hungary Kaba-földesi gyepek Map
BG0000621 Bulgaria Ezero Shabla - Ezerets Map
HUHN20005 Hungary Nagy-Széksós - Rakottyás Map
HUBN20040 Hungary Nagy-fertő - Gulya-gyep - Hamvajárás szikes pusztái Map
HUHN20002 Hungary Hortobágy Map
BG0000233 Bulgaria Studena reka Map
ROSCI0157 Romania Pădurea Hagieni - Cotul Văii Map
ROSCI0215 Romania Recifii Jurasici Cheia Map
BG0000154 Bulgaria Ezero Durankulak Map
BG0000102 Bulgaria Dolinata na reka Batova Map
BG0000573 Bulgaria Kompleks Kaliakra Map
HUHN21164 Hungary Liget-legelő Map
AT1212A00 Austria Nordöstliche Randalpen: Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Rax Map
AT1208A00 Austria Thayatal bei Hardegg Map
AT1220000 Austria Feuchte Ebene - Leithaauen Map
AT1209A00 Austria Westliches Weinviertel Map
AT1206A00 Austria Weinviertler Klippenzone Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT1213000 Austria Pannonische Sanddünen Map
AT1207A00 Austria Kamp- und Kremstal Map
AT1110137 Austria Neusiedler See - Nordöstliches Leithagebirge Map
AT1216000 Austria Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Map
AT1202000 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
AT1210A00 Austria Steinfeld Map
AT1204000 Austria Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Map
ROSCI0360 Romania Râul Bârlad între Zorleni și Gura Gârbăvoțului Map
ROSCI0330 Romania Osești - Bârzești Map
ROSCI0287 Romania Comloșu Mare Map
ROSCI0277 Romania Becicherecu Mic Map
ROSCI0345 Romania Pajiștea Cenad Map
BG0000627 Bulgaria Konunski dol Map
ROSCI0414 Romania Lovrin Map
ROSCI0404 Romania Dealurile Racovițeni Map
ROSCI0371 Romania Cumpărătura Map
SKUEV2098 Slovakia Nesvadske piesky Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arohilleri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Molnárgörény Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Putois des steppes French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Puzzola delle steppe Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stäppiller Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stepes sesks Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stepituhkur Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppe polecat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppeilder Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppeilder Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppenbunzing Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppeniltis German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppuvísla Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stepski dihur Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stepski tvor Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tchor stepný Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
tchórz stepowy Polish Polish NRC
Turón de la estepa Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mustela eversmannii Lesson, 1827
Putorius larvatus Hodgson, 1849
Mustela lineiventer Hollister, 1913
Mustela tiarata Hollister, 1913
Mustela eversmanni Lesson, 1827

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External data

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