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(Science: zoology) a bird. See martin.

1. (Science: zoology) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus Mustela, closely allied to the sable. Among the more important species are the European beech, or stone, marten (Mustela foina); the pine marten (M. Martes); and the American marten, or sable (M. Americana), which some zoologists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.

2. The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.

Origin: From older martern, marter, martre, f. Martre, marte, LL. Martures (pl), fr. L. Martes; akin to as. Mear, meard, g. Marder, OHG. Mardar, Icel. Morr. Cf. Foumart.

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What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?

Looks like marten to me... see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_marten

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by Cat
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:36 pm
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Mystery animal... Please identify.

... The creature is obscured by roots and foliage so, I'm hoping identification can be made based on the sound it makes in the video. I know various marten species inhabit this region, and I have even been fortunate enough to have personally witnessed the elusive fisher not once, but twice! So, I ...

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by LucidSilverback
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:04 pm
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Topic: Mystery animal... Please identify.
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