Cynictis Ogilby 1833 (yellow mongoose)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae

Parent taxon: Herpestinae according to St. G. Mivart 1882

See also Carroll 1988 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Bdeogale, Crossarchus, Dologale, Galerella, Galidiinae, Helogale, Herpestes, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Legetetia, Mungos, Rhynchogale, Suricata, Ugandictis, Xenogale

Subtaxa: Cynictis penicillata

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of South Africa (17 collections), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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