Bdeogale

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Bdeogale
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Subfamily: Herpestinae
Genus: Bdeogale
Peters, 1850
Species
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Bdeogale crassicauda - blue
Bdeogale jacksoni - violet
Bdeogale nigripes - green

Bdeogale is a genus of three species of mongoose native to the rainforests of central and western Africa. They are primarily terrestrial and insectivorous.

Species[edit]

The Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose (Bdeogale omnivora), is sometimes treated as a subspecies of B. crassicauda, but is treated as a separate species by the IUCN.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

The IUCN Red List lists B. jacksoni as vulnerable, largely due to habitat loss and fragmentation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  2. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2018-10-28.