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Helogale parvula Sundevall 1847 (common dwarf mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231465

Alternative combination: Herpestes parvulus

Synonyms: Helogale undulata Peters 1852 (no. 232116), Herpestes undulatus Peters 1852 (no. 232115)

Belongs to Helogale according to F. A. Jentink 1888

Sister taxon: Helogale hirtula

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 41.7, humerus length 35.9, radius length 29.9, scapula 26.0 x 15.0, skull length 48.4, tibia length 44.4, ulna length 34.9

Estimated body mass: 281.1 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length