Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the weasel family, Mustelidae. 

There are nine species of badger, in three subfamilies: 
Melinae (badgers of Europe and Asia)
 Mellivorinae (the Ratel or honey badger)
Taxideinae (the American badger). 

The Asiatic stink badgers of the genus Mydaus were formerly included in the Melinae and Mustelidae, but recent genetic evidence indicates that these are actually members of the skunk family, placing them in the taxonomic family Mephitidae.

Badgers include the species in the genera Meles, Arctonyx, Taxidea and Mellivora species. 

Their 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 open and shut, or sliding from side to side without the twisting movement possible for the jaws of most mammals.


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