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Young badger name: cub, kit
Female badger: sow
Male badger: boar
A group of badgers is called: cete , sett, colony, clan, company
Badger classification: musteline
Badger class: Mammal
Badger is the common name for any animal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: the same mammal family as the ferrets, the weasels, the otters, and several other types of carnivore. There are eight species of badger, in three subfamilies: Melinae (badgers of Europe and Asia see links in species list below), Mellivorinae (the Ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (the American badger). The Asiatic stink badgers of the genus Mydaus were formerly included in the Melinae, but recent genetic evidence indicates that these are actually Old World relatives of the skunks (family Mephitidae).
Typical badgers (Meles, Arctonyx, Taxidea and Mellivora species) are short-legged and heavy-set. The lower jaw is articulated to the upper by means of a transverse condyle firmly locked into a long cavity of the cranium, so that dislocation of the jaw is all but impossible. This enables the badger to maintain its hold with the utmost tenacity, but limits its jaw movement to hinging opening and shutting or sliding from side to side.
The derivation of the word badger is uncertain. It possibly comes from the French word blaireau: corn-hoarder
or from the French word bcheur (digger)
introduced during William the Conqueror's reign. The Oxford English Dictionary
states that the most likely derivation is from badge + -ard
in reference to the white mark borne like a badge on its forehead.
A male badger is a boar, a female a sow and a young badger is a cub. The collective name for a group of badgers is a clan, colony, or cete.
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Question: What is the scientific classification of a badger?
Question: What class is a badger in?