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Mungos mungo Gmelin 1788 (banded mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206224

Alternative combinations: Herpestes mungo, Ichneumon mungo, Mangusta mungo, Viverra mungo

Synonyms: Ariela taenionota Smith 1835 (no. 236491), Crossarchus fasciatus Desmarest 1823 (no. 206221), Herpestes fasciatus Desmarest 1823 (no. 206195), Ichneumon taenionotus Smith 1835 (no. 236490)

Belongs to Mungos according to J. A. Allen 1919

Sister taxon: Mungos gambianus

Subtaxa: Crossarchus fasciatus colonus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 61.3, humerus length 52.1, radius length 43.4, scapula 40.1 x 20.0, skull length 68.0, tibia length 62.0, ulna length 51.1

Estimated body mass: 793.8 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length