Miscel·lània Zoològica. Volume 10 (1986) Pages: 323-333
Martes martes Linnaeus, 1758 a les Balears
Alcover, J. A., Delibes, M., Gosàlbez, J., Nadal, J.
Martes Martes Linnaeus 1758 in the Balearic islands
Samples of Martes martes from Majorca and Minorca, have been studied using a sample of the Cantabrian population of the species as a reference material. The Mallorcan population is characterized by its pale colouring and by being slightly smaller than the Cantabrian population and similar in size to the central European populations of the species. Its subespecific designation has not been determined. The Menorcan population is distinguished by its large size, its dimensions being greater thant that of any previoiisly known population. This population is descnbed as a new subspecies: Martes martes rninoricensis n. ssp.