American badger (Taxidea taxus), greater hog badger (Arctonyx collaris), honey badger (Mellivora capensis), Eurasian badger (Meles meles), Japanese badger (Meles anakuma)
Source/Photographer Iconographia Zoologica
Old Latin name Mellivora capensis
New Latin name Mellivora capensis
Common name Nederlands: Honingdas
1,2. Taxidea americana = American badger (Taxidea taxus)
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico, and south-central Canada to certain areas of southwestern British Columbia.
3. Arctomyx collaris = greater hog badger (Arctonyx collaris)
The hog badger or greater hog badger (Arctonyx collaris) is a terrestrial mustelid native to Central and Southeast Asia.
4. Mellivora capensis = ratel (Mellivora capensis)
The honey badger or ratel (Mellivora capensis) is the only species in the mustelid subfamily Mellivorinae and its only genus Mellivora. It is native to Africa, Southwest Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.
5. Meles taxus = Eurasian badger (Meles meles)
The European badger or Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is a species of badger in the family Mustelidae and is native to almost all of Europe and some parts of West Asia.
6,7. Meles ancuma = Japanese badger (Meles anakuma)
The Japanese badger (Meles anakuma) is a species of carnivoran of the family Mustelidae, the weasels and their kin. It is endemic to Japan, where it is found on Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Shodoshima.