Black-footed mongoose

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Black-footed Mongoose
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Subfamily: Herpestinae
Genus: Bdeogale
Species: B. nigripes
Binomial name
Bdeogale nigripes
Pucheran, 1855[2]
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Black-footed mongoose range

The black-footed mongoose (Bdeogale nigripes) is a species of mongoose found in central Africa. Unlike most similar species, the black-footed mongoose has only 4 toes on each limb rather than 5.[3]


  1. ^ Van Rompaey, H. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Bdeogale nigripes. In: 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
  2. ^ Bdeogale Nigripes at ZipCodeZoo
  3. ^ "Mongoose - MSN Encarta". Archived from the original on 31 October 2009.