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badger

1. a coat color in dogs that consists of a mixture of white, gray, brown and black. May occur in patches. Seen in a variety of hound breeds and the Great Pyrenees dog.
2. a burrowing carnivore in the family Mustelidae.

American badger
Taxidea taxus; found in western North America. Called also taxel.
badger dog
literal translation of dachshund.
Eurasian badger
Meles meles. Important as a reservoir and maintenance host for Mycobacterium bovis in areas of the United Kingdom.
ferret badger
hog badger
Arctonyx collaris; found in Southeast Asia; called also hog-nosed badger, sand badger.
hog-nosed badger
see hog badger (above).
Japanese badger
melesanakuma.
sand badger
see hog badger (above).
References in periodicals archive ?
2013b: Burrow densities of Eurasian badger (Meles meles) and red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Borzsony mountains.
2012a: Distribution, characteristics and use of shelters by the Eurasian badger Meles meles along an altitudinal gradient in the Western Carpathians, S Poland.
Such variation has been recorded in other species such as Eurasian badgers, for which site specific scent marking rates have been related to proximity to territorial boundaries (Delahay et al.
2001: Estimating group size and population density of Eurasian badgers Meles meles by quantifying latrine use.