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dc.coverage.spatialNorthern North America
dc.coverage.temporal1958-1988
dc.creatorGarst, Warren, 1922-2016, photographer
dc.date1958-1988
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:33:38Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:33:38Z
dc.description35 mm slide; color.
dc.descriptionScientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Carnivora; Family: Mustelidae; Genus: Martes; Genus species: Martes americana.
dc.descriptionAnimal characteristics: Head-Body Length: 30-45 cm; Weight: .5-1.5 kg; Identification: The American marten has a long, slender body and a pointed face. Its tail is bushy, and the body is dark brown in color; Habitat: Forests, woodlands; Diet: Carnivore: squirrels, insects, other small animals, fruits, nuts; Reproduction: Mating takes place in mid-summer and females gestate for 220-276 days. After establishing a den in a hollow tree, a female will give birth to 2-4 young in April. The babies are weaned at two months and reach adult weight a month later; Social Structure: These animals remain solitary except during the breeding season; Behavior: Martens are at home on the ground, in a tree, or even in the water; Status: No special status; Interesting Facts: The fisher, one of the eight marten species, has developed a way of defeating the porcupine, an animal with a perfect defense mechanism. It directs its attack to the porcupine's face, the area that is not protected.
dc.format.mediumphotographs
dc.format.mediumslides (photographs)
dc.identifierMGARaaaa100535
dc.identifierGarst_10366.tif
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/53767
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationFinding aid: https://lib2.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/manuscripts/mgar.html
dc.relation.isformatofSlide no. G10366
dc.relation.ispartofGarst (Warren and Genevieve) Collection
dc.rightsColorado State University owns the rights for this material. Please contact Manuscripts at the CSU Libraries for use information: https://lib.colostate.edu/find/archives-special-collections/
dc.subjectweasel
dc.subject.lcshAmerican marten
dc.subject.lcshMartens
dc.subject.lcshMartes
dc.subject.lcshMustelidae
dc.subject.lcshCarnivora
dc.subject.lcshMammals
dc.subject.lcshVertebrates
dc.subject.lcshChordata
dc.subject.lcshPredatory animals
dc.subject.lcshAmerican marten
dc.titleAmerican marten standing in snow close up
dc.typeStillImage
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