Selous' mongoose /səˈluːz/ (Paracynictis selousi) is a carnivore of southern Africa. It is the only member of the genus Paracynictis. It is tawny grey in colour. It is presumably named after British explorer and big-game hunter Frederick Selous.
This species of mongoose is found in the following countries of southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Selous' mongoose feeds on insects, lizards, frogs, birds, and small rodents. Much of its social habits are unknown.