So are you a biology mastermind or real good at using Google? Did you know the answer?
Q. What small pet has a scientific name that translates to mouse catching stinky thief?
Mustela (the Genus name for ermines, ferrets and weasels) = mouse catcher
putorius = stinky
furo = thief
(Source:All About Ferrets)
As a ferret owner, I do have to say that ferrets have a bad rep about stinking. They have a musky odor, some people may not like it while other people actually spend money to buy musk perfume*.