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Endangered Korean Animal - Japanese Marten (Martes melampus coreensis) - 산달 latin dict size=37   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: KoreanMammal-Japanese_Marten_J01-searching_on_snow.jpg File size : 128701 bytes File date : 1998:11:27 09:00:00 Resolution: 1280x750 Jpeg process : Baseline Posted Newsgroups: Posted Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 07:11:11 +0000
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Subject Endangered Korean Animal - Japanese Marten (Martes melampus coreensis) - 산달

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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

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