This is an omnivorous member of the weasel family which lives in South America (look at the range map on the right. With this huge range, it is perhaps not surprising that there are a number of subspecies.

  • E. b. barbara (northern Argentina, Paraguay, western Bolivia and central and southern Brazil)
  • E. b. inserta (South Guatemala to central Costa Rica)
  • E. b. madeirensis (west Ecuador and northern Brazil)
  • E. b. peruana (the eastern Andes in Peru and Bolivia)
  • E. b. poliocephala (eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, and northeastern Brazil)
  • E. b. senex (central Mexico to northern Honduras)
  • E. b. sinuensis (Colombia, western Venezuela, northern Ecuador, and Panama)

All subspecies are listed as least concern, and it is the most common predator across much of its range

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