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Cynictis penicillata Cuvier 1829 (yellow mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232162

Alternative combination: Herpestes penicillata

Belongs to Cynictis according to St. G. Mivart 1882

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 58.0, humerus length 52.0, radius length 48.0, scapula 45.0 x 19.0, skull 69.3 x 40.0, tibia length 62.0

Estimated body mass: 814.3 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length