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Herpestes sanguineus Rüppell 1835 (slender mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232253

Alternative combinations: Galerella sanguinea, Mungos sanguineus

Synonym: Mungos dentifer Heller 1913 (taxon 236726)

Belongs to Herpestes according to M. E. Taylor 1975

Sister taxa: Herpestes abdelalii, Herpestes auropunctatus, Herpestes edwardsii, Herpestes gracilis, Herpestes ichneumon, Herpestes naso, Herpestes pulverulentus, Herpestes rubrifons, Herpestes smithii, Herpestes urva, Herpestes vitticollis

Subtaxa: Herpestes sanguineus orestes, Mungos sanguineus rendilis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 49.4, humerus length 45.3, radius length 34.9, scapula length 30.8, skull 60.1 x 28.0, tibia length 52.4, ulna length 42.8

Estimated body mass: 484.1 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length