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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), Galerella Gray 1864 (no. 232110), 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, Galidiinae, Helogale, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Mungos, Suricata, Xenogale

Subtaxa: Galerella ochracea, 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-carnivore