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Herpestes auropunctatus Hodgson 1836 (mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232938

Alternative combination: Mangusta auropunctata

Belongs to Herpestes according to J. E. A. Bertram and A. A. Biewener 1990

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 40.0, humerus length 35.1, radius length 27.5, tibia length 39.6

Estimated body mass: 255.6 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length