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Herpestes ichneumon Linnaeus 1758 (Egyptian mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206226

Alternative combinations: Mungos ichneumon, Viverra ichneumon

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Herpestes according to J. A. Allen 1919

Sister taxa: Herpestes abdelalii, Herpestes auropunctatus, Herpestes edwardsii, Herpestes gracilis, Herpestes naso, Herpestes pulverulentus, Herpestes rubrifons, Herpestes sanguineus, Herpestes smithii, Herpestes urva, Herpestes vitticollis, Galerella ochracea

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 81.5, humerus length 71.8, radius length 56.8, scapula length 55.3, tibia length 79.2, ulna length 73.5

Estimated body mass: 1.86 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length