It is one of the common names in Mexico overlooking the tasugo or Badger. In the Nahuatl language, is the name of the Badger. It is a small mammal mustelid, robust and grey or black fur. Its scientific name is Taxidea taxus and belongs to the family Mustelidae. In Spanish also referred to as Tasugo, tlalcoyote (Nahuatl), tlacoyotl (Nahuatl), White-fronted, melandro.