Mungos

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Mungos
Mongoosecotswoldwildlifepark.jpg
Banded mongoose, Mungos mungo
Scientific classification e
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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     range of M. mungo     range of M. gambianus     region of sympatry

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]

Image Name Distribution
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo).jpg Banded mongoose, M. mungo (Gmelin, 1788)[3] Banded Mongoose area.png
The carnivores of West Africa BHL8726423, Mungos gambianus.jpg Gambian mongoose, M. gambianus (Ogilby, 1835)[4] Gambian Mongoose area.png

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Gmelin, J. F. (1788). "Viverra mungo". Caroli a Linné, Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. I (13th aucta, reformata ed.). Lipsiae: Georg Emanuel Beer. p. 84–85.
  4. ^ Ogilby, W. (1835). "Descriptions of Mammalia and Birds from the Gambia". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part III: 97–105.