Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Mustelidae > Genus: Vormela > Species: Vormela peregusna > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Vormela peregusna peregusna

Marbled polecat - Vormela peregusna (Güldenstädt, 1770)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Poor
Black Sea - Poor
Continental - Poor
Mediterranean - Unknown
Steppic - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 194 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 2635


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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
BG0000298 Bulgaria Konyavska planina Map
BG0000618 Bulgaria Vidima Map
BG0000578 Bulgaria Reka Maritsa Map
BG0000289 Bulgaria Trilistnik Map
BG0000436 Bulgaria Reka Mechka Map
BG0000441 Bulgaria Reka Blatnitsa Map
BG0000119 Bulgaria Trite bratya Map
BG0000304 Bulgaria Golak Map
BG0000136 Bulgaria Reka Gorna Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000141 Bulgaria Reka Kamchia Map
BG0001013 Bulgaria Skrino Map
BG0000295 Bulgaria Dolni Koriten Map
BG0000421 Bulgaria Preslavska planina Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
BG0000232 Bulgaria Batin Map
BG0000521 Bulgaria Makresh Map
BG0000173 Bulgaria Ostrovche Map
BG0000616 Bulgaria Mikre Map
BG0001012 Bulgaria Zemen Map
ROSCI0071 Romania Dumbrăveni - Valea Urluia - Lacul Vederoasa Map
BG0000591 Bulgaria Sedlarkata Map
BG0001011 Bulgaria Osogovska planina Map
BG0000134 Bulgaria Choklyovo blato Map
BG0000593 Bulgaria Bilernitsite Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BG0001036 Bulgaria Balgarski izvor Map
BG0000282 Bulgaria Dryanovska reka Map
BG0000611 Bulgaria Yazovir Gorni Dabnik Map
BG0000107 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
BG0000601 Bulgaria Kalenska peshtera Map
BG0000194 Bulgaria Reka Chaya Map
BG0001014 Bulgaria Karlukovo Map
BG0001389 Bulgaria Sredna gora Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
BG0000167 Bulgaria Belasitsa Map
BG0000444 Bulgaria Reka Pyasachnik Map
BG0000171 Bulgaria Ludogorie - Boblata Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
BG0000214 Bulgaria Dryanovski manastir Map
BG0000212 Bulgaria Sakar Map
BG0000151 Bulgaria Aytoska planina Map
BG0000217 Bulgaria Zhdreloto na reka Tundzha Map
BG0000443 Bulgaria Reka Omurovska Map
BG0000203 Bulgaria Tulovo Map
BG0000180 Bulgaria Boblata Map
BG0000418 Bulgaria Kermenski vazvishenia Map
BG0001039 Bulgaria Popintsi Map
BG0000612 Bulgaria Reka Blyagornitsa Map
BG0000429 Bulgaria Reka Stryama Map
BG0000133 Bulgaria Kamchiyska i Emenska planina Map
BG0000382 Bulgaria Shumensko plato Map
BG0000613 Bulgaria Reka Iskar Map
BG0000301 Bulgaria Cherni rid Map
BG0000104 Bulgaria Provadiysko - Royaksko plato Map
BG0000138 Bulgaria Kamenitsa Map
BG0000294 Bulgaria Karshalevo Map
BG0000130 Bulgaria Kraymorska Dobrudzha Map
BG0000402 Bulgaria Bakadzhitsite Map
BG0000434 Bulgaria Banska reka Map
BG0000230 Bulgaria Fakiyska reka Map
BG0000240 Bulgaria Studenets Map
BG0000132 Bulgaria Pobitite kamani Map
BG0000500 Bulgaria Voynitsa Map
BG0000279 Bulgaria Stara reka Map
BG0001043 Bulgaria Etropole - Baylovo Map
BG0000106 Bulgaria Harsovska reka Map
BG0000487 Bulgaria Bozhite mostove Map
BG0000569 Bulgaria Kardam Map
BG0000149 Bulgaria Rishki prohod Map
BG0000532 Bulgaria Ostrov Bliznatsi Map
BG0000440 Bulgaria Reka Sokolitsa Map
BG0000594 Bulgaria Bozhia most - Ponora Map
BG0000608 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
BG0000513 Bulgaria Voynishki Bakadzhik Map
BG0000198 Bulgaria Sredetska reka Map
BG0000181 Bulgaria Reka Vit Map
BG0000280 Bulgaria Zlatarishka reka Map
BG0000275 Bulgaria Yazovir Stamboliyski Map
BG0000196 Bulgaria Reka Mochuritsa Map
GR1110003 Greece TREIS VRYSES Map
BG0001040 Bulgaria Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Map
BG0000219 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 2 Map
BG0000399 Bulgaria Bulgarka Map
BG0000401 Bulgaria Sveti Iliyski vazvishenia Map
BG0000424 Bulgaria Reka Vacha - Trakia Map
BG0000523 Bulgaria Shishentsi Map
BG0000139 Bulgaria Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000269 Bulgaria Peshtera Lyastovitsata Map
BG0000494 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan Map
BG0000425 Bulgaria Reka Sazliyka Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
BG0000438 Bulgaria Reka Chinardere Map
BG0000211 Bulgaria Tvardishka planina Map
BG0001030 Bulgaria Rodopi - Zapadni Map
BG0000518 Bulgaria Vartopski dol Map
BG0000572 Bulgaria Rositsa - Loznitsa Map
BG0000213 Bulgaria Tarnovski visochini Map
BG0000195 Bulgaria Reka Tundzha 2 Map
BG0000206 Bulgaria Sadievo Map
BG0000178 Bulgaria Ticha Map
BG0000366 Bulgaria Kresna - Ilindentsi Map
BG0000426 Bulgaria Reka Luda Yana Map
BG0000393 Bulgaria Ekokoridor Kamchia - Emine Map
BG0000570 Bulgaria Izvorovo - Kraishte Map
BG0000420 Bulgaria Grebenets Map
BG0000427 Bulgaria Reka Ovcharitsa Map
BG0000615 Bulgaria Devetashko plato Map
BG0000143 Bulgaria Karaagach Map
ROSCI0065 Romania Delta Dunării Map
BG0001034 Bulgaria Ostar kamak Map
BG0000374 Bulgaria Bebresh Map
BG0000263 Bulgaria Skalsko Map
BG0000166 Bulgaria Vrachanski Balkan Map
BG0000169 Bulgaria Ludogorie - Srebarna Map
BG0000247 Bulgaria Nikopolsko plato Map
BG0001022 Bulgaria Oranovski prolom - Leshko Map
BG0000146 Bulgaria Plazh Gradina - Zlatna ribka Map
BG0000339 Bulgaria Rabrovo Map
BG0000254 Bulgaria Besaparski vazvishenia Map
ROSCI0172 Romania Pădurea și Valea Canaraua Fetii - Iortmac Map
BG0000567 Bulgaria Gora Blatets Map
ROSCI0201 Romania Podișul Nord Dobrogean Map
BG0000281 Bulgaria Reka Belitsa Map
BG0000322 Bulgaria Dragoman Map
BG0000239 Bulgaria Obnova - Karaman dol Map
BG0000365 Bulgaria Ovchi halmove Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
BG0000530 Bulgaria Pozharevo - Garvan Map
BG0000372 Bulgaria Tsigansko gradishte Map
BG0000216 Bulgaria Emen Map
ROSCI0123 Romania Munții Măcinului Map
BG0001375 Bulgaria Ostritsa Map
BG0000273 Bulgaria Burgasko ezero Map
BG0000190 Bulgaria Vitata stena Map
BG0001001 Bulgaria Ropotamo Map
ROSCI0083 Romania Fântânița Murfatlar Map
BG0000435 Bulgaria Reka Kayaliyka Map
BG0000507 Bulgaria Deleyna Map
BG0000261 Bulgaria Yazovir Koprinka Map
BG0000609 Bulgaria Reka Rositsa Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
BG0000432 Bulgaria Golyama reka Map
BG0000621 Bulgaria Ezero Shabla - Ezerets Map
BG0000313 Bulgaria Ruy Map
BG0001031 Bulgaria Rodopi - Sredni Map
BG0000602 Bulgaria Kabiyuk Map
BG0000437 Bulgaria Reka Cherkezitsa Map
BG0000164 Bulgaria Sinite kamani Map
BG0000522 Bulgaria Vidinski park Map
BG0000113 Bulgaria Vitosha Map
BG0000589 Bulgaria Marina dupka Map
BG0000287 Bulgaria Merichlerska reka Map
BG0001042 Bulgaria Iskarski prolom - Rzhana Map
BG0000255 Bulgaria Gradinska gora Map
BG0000168 Bulgaria Ludogorie Map
BG0000340 Bulgaria Tsar Petrovo Map
BG0001307 Bulgaria Plana Map
BG0000574 Bulgaria Aheloy - Ravda - Nesebar Map
BG0000224 Bulgaria Ograzhden - Maleshevo Map
BG0000498 Bulgaria Vidbol Map
BG0000208 Bulgaria Bosna Map
BG0000442 Bulgaria Reka Martinka Map
BG0000118 Bulgaria Zlatni pyasatsi Map
BG0000192 Bulgaria Reka Tundzha 1 Map
BG0000205 Bulgaria Straldzha Map
BG0000620 Bulgaria Pomorie Map
BG0001017 Bulgaria Karvav kamak Map
BG0000231 Bulgaria Belenska gora Map
BG0000501 Bulgaria Golyama Kamchia Map
BG0000154 Bulgaria Ezero Durankulak Map
BG0000218 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 1 Map
BG0001021 Bulgaria Reka Mesta Map
BG0000617 Bulgaria Reka Palakaria Map
BG0000103 Bulgaria Galata Map
BG0000102 Bulgaria Dolinata na reka Batova Map
BG0001493 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan - bufer Map
BG0000624 Bulgaria Lyubash Map
BG0000100 Bulgaria Plazh Shkorpilovtsi Map
BG0001028 Bulgaria Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Map
BG0000116 Bulgaria Kamchia Map
BG0001004 Bulgaria Emine - Irakli Map
BG0000271 Bulgaria Mandra - Poda Map
BG0000573 Bulgaria Kompleks Kaliakra Map
BG0000220 Bulgaria Dolna Mesta Map
BG0001023 Bulgaria Rupite - Strumeshnitsa Map
BG0000623 Bulgaria Taushan tepe Map
BG0000137 Bulgaria Reka Dolna Luda Kamchia Map
ROSCI0398 Romania Straja - Cumpăna Map
BG0000627 Bulgaria Konunski dol Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gevlekte bunzing Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marbled polecat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmortõhk Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmortuhkur Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pegasti dihur Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Perewiaska Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pjegavi tvor Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Putois marbré French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Puzzola chiazzata Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tchor pestrý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tigerilder Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tigerilder Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tigeriller Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tigeriltis German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tigrisgörény Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tígurmörður Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tiikerihilleri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Toirão-jaspeado Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Turón búlgaro Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mustela peregusna Güldenstäedt, 1770
Vormela peregusna alpherakii Birula, 1910
Vormela peregusna euxina Pocock, 1936
Vormela koshewnikowi Satunin, 1910
Vormela peregusna negans Miller, 1910
Vormela negans Miller 1910
Vormela peregusna ornata Pocock, 1936
Vormela sarmatica (Pallas, 1771)
Vormela peregusna syriaca Pocock, 1936
Vormela tedschenika Satunin, 1910
Mustela sarmatica Pallas, 1771

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
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