Herpestes sanguineus Rüppell 1835 (slender mongoose)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae

Alternative combinations: Galerella sanguinea, Mungos sanguineus

Synonym: Mungos dentifer Heller 1913

Belongs to Herpestes according to M. E. Taylor 1975

See also Allen 1939, Heller 1911, Heller 1913, Lönnberg 1912, Mivart 1882 and Peigné et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Herpestes abdelalii, Herpestes auropunctatus, Herpestes edwardsii, Herpestes gracilis, Herpestes ichneumon, Herpestes naso, Herpestes pulverulentus, Herpestes rubrifons, Herpestes smithii, Herpestes urva, Herpestes vitticollis

Subtaxa: Herpestes sanguineus orestes Mungos sanguineus rendilis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of South Africa (2 collections), Sudan (2), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (1), Zambia (2)

• Miocene of Chad (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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