|Genus:|| Bdeogale |
|Bdeogale crassicauda - blue|
Bdeogale jacksoni - violet
Bdeogale nigripes - green
Bdeogale is a mongoose genus that was proposed by Wilhelm Peters in 1850 based on a mongoose specimen collected in Mozambique.Bdeogale species have compact paws with four symmetrical toes, round ears and a blunt muzzle with a broad round and bare rhinarium. The genus contains four species that are primarily terrestrial and omnivorous and forage in dense vegetation.
|Name||Distribution and IUCN Red List status|
| Bushy-tailed mongoose (B. crassicauda) Peters, 1852 ||Kenya and Tanzania|
|Black-footed mongoose (B. nigripes) Pucheran, 1855|
|Jackson's mongoose (B. jacksoni) (Thomas, 1894)|
|Sokoke dog mongoose (B. omnivora) Heller, 1914||Kenya and Tanzania|
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