ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 361-364.DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150487

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A new record of mammal from the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region of North China—Mustela altaica

HAN Sicheng1,2, LU Daowei1,2,3, MENG Hao1,2, LEONG Chifong1,2, LIU Yanlin4, SONG Dazhao4, LI Sheng2, LUO Shujin1,2   

  1. 1 The State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    2 School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    3 Yuanpei College, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    4 China Felid Conservation Alliance, Beijing 101121, China
  • Received:2020-10-19 Online:2021-05-30 Published:2021-05-27


韩思成1,2, 陆道炜1,2,3, 蒙皓1,2, 梁子锋1,2, 刘炎林4, 宋大昭4, 李晟2, 罗述金1,2   

  1. 1 北京大学蛋白质与植物基因研究国家重点实验室, 北京大学-清华大学生命科学联合中心, 北京大学前沿交叉学科研究院, 北京 100871;
    2 北京大学生命科学学院, 北京 100871;
    3 北京大学元培学院, 北京 100871;
    4 中国猫科动物保护联盟, 北京 101121
  • 通讯作者: 罗述金,
  • 作者简介:韩思成(1998-),男,博士研究生,主要从事分子生态学与动物学研究.
  • 基金资助:

Abstract: An adult weasel was photographed in September 2019 during a camera-trapping survey in the Haituo-Songshan mountain area of Beijing. This species was identified as the mountain weasel (Carnivora;Mustelidae;Mustela altaica), a small mustelid native to the mountains of East and Central Asia, found on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and in some high-altitude regions of northern and southwestern China. However, the documented localities of M. altaica nearest to Beijing are from Shanxi and Inner Mongolia, while none was reported from Beijing or its adjacent Tianjin and Hebei. This finding therefore added a new record of mammalian species to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region and the Yanshan Mountains, and also expanded the known range of M. altaica in China. It revealed the likely underestimated species richness in suburban Beijing and highlighted the importance of systematic biodiversity monitoring and conservation in urban ecosystems.

Key words: Beijing, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region, Yanshan Mountain, New record, Mustela altaica

关键词: 北京, 京津冀, 燕山, 新纪录, 香鼬

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