Formosan Yellow-throated Marten

2020-11

Formosan Yellow-throated Marten

©Ginny Lee

©Ginny Lee

Text|Cynthia LaiConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

The Formosan Yellow-throated Marten is a yellow and brown short-haired omnivore dwelling in mountain forests below 2,000 meters, though a few have settled at 3,850 meters in the woods near the North Peak Weather Station on Yushan. They look cute and small, but their claws and teeth make them deadly hunters, occasionally preying on mammals larger than they are.

Formosan Yellow-throated Marten 
Binomial name:Martes flavigula chrysospila