Herpestes Illliger 1811 (mongoose)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae

Synonyms: Calictis Gray 1864, Calogale Gray 1864, Onychogale Gray 1864, Taeniogale Gray 1864, Urva Hodgson 1837

Parent taxon: Herpestinae according to J. A. Allen 1919

See also Allen 1929, Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Gray 1825, Hendey 1974, Kurten 1968, Mivart 1882 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

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

Subtaxa: Herpestes abdelalii Herpestes auropunctatus Herpestes edwardsii Herpestes gracilis Herpestes ichneumon Herpestes naso Herpestes pulverulentus Herpestes rubrifons Herpestes sanguineus Herpestes smithii Herpestes urva Herpestes vitticollis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (2 collections), Kenya (2), Libya (2), South Africa (21), Sudan (1), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (3), Zambia (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (3)

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

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Chad (1), France (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 51 collections including 61 occurrences

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