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Herpestes fuscus  Waterhouse, 1838
Taxonomic Serial No.: 726267

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Indian Brown Mongoose [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                           SpeciesHerpestes fuscus Waterhouse, 1838 – Indian Brown Mongoose  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Herpestes fuscus flavidens Kelaart, 1850  
                                              Subspecies Herpestes fuscus fuscus Waterhouse, 1838  
                                              Subspecies Herpestes fuscus maccarthiae (Gray, 1851)  
                                              Subspecies Herpestes fuscus rubidior Pocock, 1937  
                                              Subspecies Herpestes fuscus siccatus Thomas, 1924  

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  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 fuscus, Indian Brown Mongoose [English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix III (India) as H. brachyurus fuscus; IUCN - Vulnerable as H. f. fuscus  
    Comments: Some have placed fuscus in brachyurus (Bechthold, 1936; Wenzel and Haltenorth, 1972). Fredga (1972) and Corbet and Hill (1992) argued that it should remain separate. Corbet and Hill (1992) recognized only four subspecies (fuscus, phillipsi, siccatus, rubidior)  



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