|Grandidier's mongoose (Galidictis grandidieri)|
|Genus:|| Galidictis |
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1839
Galidictis is a genus in the subfamily Galidiinae of the family Eupleridae: a group of carnivorans that are endemic to Madagascar.
The name is from two ancient Greek words that both approximately mean ‘weasel’: galid- (see Galidia ) and iktis .Compare the word Galictis (grison, a closer relative of the weasel).
It contains the following two species and two subspecies:
|Image||Scientific name||Subspecies||Common name||Distribution|
|Galidictis fasciata||Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose||Madagascar|
|Galidictis grandidieri||Grandidier's mongoose||Madagascar|
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