Selous' mongoose ( / / Paracynictis selousi) is a carnivore of southern Africa. It is the only member of the genus Paracynictis in the [2 ] mongoose family. 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. [3 ]
Selous' mongoose feeds on insects,
lizards, frogs, birds, and small rodents. Much of its social habits are unknown. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Stuart, C., Stuart, T. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). . In: Paracynictis selousi IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
^ Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). ". Paracynictis" (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. Mammal Species of the World ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
^ Globaltwitcher Sweden
^ "Selous' Mongoose". Lioncrusher's Domain. 2006.