Helogale Gray 1861 (dwarf 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, Cynictis, Dologale, Galerella, Galidiinae, Herpestes, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Legetetia, Mungos, Rhynchogale, Suricata, Ugandictis, Xenogale

Subtaxa: Helogale hirtula Helogale parvula

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ethiopia (4 collections), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (2), South Africa (1), Tanzania (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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