Mungos Geoffroy Saint Hilaire and Cuvier 1795 (mongoose)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae

Synonym: Ariela Gray 1864

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

See also Carroll 1988, Jentink 1888, Mivart 1882 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

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

Subtaxa: Mungos gambianus Mungos mungo

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Type: Viverra mungo

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (2 collections), South Africa (1), Tanzania (2), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of Tanzania (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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