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Herpestes smithii Gray 1837 (ruddy mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 236492

Synonyms: Herpestes ellioti Blyth 1851 (no. 240235), Herpestes rubiginosus Kelaart 1852 (no. 240236), Herpestes torquatus Jerdon 1867 (no. 240241)

Belongs to Herpestes according to O. Thomas 1923

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

Subtaxa: Herpestes smithii canens, Herpestes smithii jerdoni, Herpestes smithii rusanus, Herpestes smithii smithii, Herpestes smithii zeylanius

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 78.0 x 43.0