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Mungos Geoffroy Saint Hilaire and Cuvier 1795 (mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41009

Synonym: Ariela Gray 1864 (taxon 206228)

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

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

Subtaxa: Mungos gambianus, Mungos mungo

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Type: Viverra mungo

Ecology: scansorial insectivore