Excerpt from Pleistocene Mustelidae (Mammalia, Carnivor) From Fairbanks, Alaska I wish to express my deep appreciation to Dr. Richard H. Tedford for letting me study the Alaskan mustelids in the Frick Col lection. Beryl Taylor and George Krochak of the F rick Laboratory, American Museum of Natural History, assisted me in locating specimens and field data. Russell D. Guth rie, University of Alaska, showed me some of the collecting areas near Fairbanks, and I would like to thank him and his wife for their generous hospitality during my visit to Fairbanks. For permission to study col lections in their care, I am indebted to John A. White, Idaho State University; Peter Robinson, University of Colorado Museum; Charles S. Churcher, University of Toronto; and C. R. Harington, National Museum of Canada. My sincere thanks go to Barbara Lawrence and Charles Mack, Museum of Comparative Zoology; John L. Paradiso and Clyde Jones, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, National Museum of Natural His tory; Richard G. Van Gelder, American Museum of Natural History; William H. Burt, University of Colorado Museum; and Robert S. Hoffmann, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, for making comparative material available to me. Bjorn Kurten, University of Helsinki, permitted me to use some of his raw data on Gulo gulo. Erica Hansen, Idaho State University, made the illustrations for Figures 1 - 3; Ms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.