Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Mustelidae > Genus: Martes > Species: Martes martes > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Martes martes minoricensis Alcover, Delibes, Gosálvez & Nadal, 1986

Pine marten - Martes martes (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Unknown
Boreal - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unknown
Pannonian - Unknown
Steppic - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1357


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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 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Baummarder German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bëschmarder Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Boommarter Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jderul-de-copac Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna lesná Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna lesní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna zlatica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna zlatica Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kunadhja gusheverdhe Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mår Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mård Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marta Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marta Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Martora Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Martre des pins French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Metsnugis Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Näätä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nyuszt Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pine marten English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skógarmörður Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skovmår Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Zardafi Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Martes sylvatica Nilsson, 1847
Martes vulgaris Griffith, 1827
Mustela martes Linnaeus, 1758
Mustela sylvestris Oken, 1816
Martes abietum Gray, 1865

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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