Somalian slender mongoose

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Somalian slender mongoose
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Galerella
G. ochracea[1]
Binomial name
Galerella ochracea[1]
(Gray, 1848)
Somali Slender Mongoose area.png
Somalian slender mongoose range

The Somalian slender mongoose (Herpestes ochraceus) is a small mammal found in Somalia and adjacent regions.[1] It is a small to medium-sized carnivoran, averaging about 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs) in weight.[3]


  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Species Galerella ochracea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Taylor, M.E. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Herpestes ochraceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41605A86159385.
  3. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan et al; Mammals of Africa, Volumes 1-6 pp303