Mungos

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Mungos
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Banded mongoose, Mungos mungo
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Mungos
E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & F. Cuvier, 1795
Species
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Mungos area

Mungos is a mongoose genus that was proposed by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Frédéric Cuvier in 1795. [1]

The genus contains the following species: [2]

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Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo).jpg Banded mongoose, M. mungo Gmelin, 1788 Banded Mongoose area.png
Gambian mongoose, M. gambianus Ogilby, 1835 Gambian Mongoose area.png

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References

  1. Geoffroy, E. & Cuvier, F. (1795). "Mémoire sur une nouvelle division des Mammifères, et sur Ies principes qui doivent servir de base dans cette sorte de travail, lu à la société d'Histoire naturelle, le premier floréal de l'an troisième". In Millin; Noel & Warens (eds.). Magasin Encyclopédique : ou journal des sciences, des lettres et des arts. Tome second. Paris: I'lmprimerie du Magazin Encyclopédique. pp. 164–189.
  2. Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). "Genus Mungos". Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN   978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC   62265494.