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Herpestes  Illiger, 1811
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180612

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): mongooses [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderFeliformia Kretzoi, 1945 – cat-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyHerpestidae Bonaparte, 1845 – civets, mongooses  
                                        GenusHerpestes Illiger, 1811 – mongooses  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Herpestes brachyurus Gray, 1837 – Short-tailed Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes edwardsi (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1818) – Indian Gray Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes fuscus Waterhouse, 1838 – Indian Brown Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes ichneumon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Egyptian Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes javanicus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1818) – Small Asian Mongoose, Javan mongoose, Indian mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes naso de Winton, 1901 – Long-nosed Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes semitorquatus Gray, 1846 – Collared Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes smithii Gray, 1837 – Ruddy Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes urva (Hodgson, 1836) – Crab-eating Mongoose 
                                           Species Herpestes vitticollis Bennett, 1835 – striped-necked mongoose, Stripe-necked Mongoose 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Herpestes    
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Herpestes    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Herpestes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Herpestes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Herpestes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Herpestes   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Revised by Pocock (1919, 1937, 1941a), Bechthold (1939), and Taylor and Matheson (1999). Coetzee (1977b) and Hayman (in Sanderson, 1940) included Xenogale (see discussion under naso). Allen (1924) included only ichneumon in this genus and separated sanguinea and pulverulenta into Galerella; for support, he contrasted the large ichneumon with the smaller sanguine-pulverulenta complex and reported proportion differences in measurements of skeleton and skull. His rationale has been repeated, i...  



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