Endangered Korean Animal - Japanese Marten (Martes melampus coreensis) - 산달
Japanese Marten (Korean subspecies)
Martes melampus coreensis
Korean Name: san-dal (산달)
The Japanese marten (Martes melampus) is a mammal in the marten genus most closely related to the sable. It is half a meter in length on average, not counting a 20-centimeter-long tail, and between 1000 and 1500 grams in weight. Males are generally larger than females. The pelage varies in color from dark brown to dull yellow with a cream-colored throat.
This is an endangered subspecies in Korea.
North Korea protects this animal as a Natural Monument.
Scanned from a weekly magazine, "Hankyoreh 21", volume 234 (Nov. 26,
Photo Source: Dr. Sang-Hoon Hahn