Ichneumia Geoffroy 1837 (mongoose)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae

Synonym: Herpestes Cuvier 1829 [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Herpestinae according to M. E. Taylor 1972

See also Geraads 1997, Mivart 1882 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

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

Subtaxa: Ichneumia albicauda Ichneumia nims

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (4 collections), South Africa (1), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene of Morocco (1)

• Miocene of Kenya (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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