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Herpestes Illliger 1811 (mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41005

Synonyms: Calictis Gray 1864 (no. 232111), Calogale Gray 1864 (no. 232109), Onychogale Gray 1864 (no. 232114), Taeniogale Gray 1864 (no. 232113), Urva Hodgson 1837 (no. 232112)

Parent taxon: Herpestinae according to J. A. Allen 1919

Sister taxa: Bdeogale, Crossarchus, Cynictis, Dologale, Galerella, Galidiinae, Helogale, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Legetetia, Mungos, Rhynchogale, Suricata, Ugandictis, Xenogale

Subtaxa: Herpestes abdelalii, Herpestes auropunctatus, Herpestes edwardsii, Herpestes gracilis, Herpestes ichneumon, Herpestes naso, Herpestes pulverulentus, Herpestes rubrifons, Herpestes sanguineus, Herpestes smithii, Herpestes urva, Herpestes vitticollis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore