Herpestes


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Related to Herpestes: Herpestes ichneumon, Hephaestus, mongoose, asbestos
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The fact is, however, that an ichneumon (now properly called Herpestes ichneumon) is just one kind of mongoose, the Egyptian mongoose, and while it is found throughout much of Africa, it is entirely absent from India.
39) Furthermore, mongooses, specifically females of the genus Herpestes edwardsi, though not burrowing creatures, like to "play mole" (this is known in the literature as the "Maulwurfsspiel"), that is, to slip underneath tablecloths, sheets, or blankets and run around back and forth, reversing direction as soon as their head reaches an edge.
1 Manis 1 1 Lepus 2 2 2 4 Herpestes 3 7 2 2 Erinaceus 1 Hystrix 3 2 Presbytis 1 small-medium sized carnivore 4 large-sized carnivore 1 Canis sp.
Order Family Taxon Primates Cercopithecidae Macuca fascicularis Pholidota Manidae Manis culionensis Carnivora Felidae Prionailurus bengalensis Mustelidae Amblonyx cinereus Mephitidae Mydaus marchei Herpestidae Herpestes brachyurus Viverridae Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Arctictis binturong Artiodactyla Cervidae Axis/Cervus spp.
Seven of these genera, containing species of large body size, were eliminated from further consideration (Panthera, Helogale, Herpestes, Aonyx, Genetta, Phacochoerus, Manis).