genus Herpestes


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Related to genus Herpestes: Egyptian mongoose, Banded Mongoose
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Noun1.genus Herpestes - mongooses
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
mongoose - agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents
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Mongoose belongs to the order Carnivora, family Herpestidae and genus Herpestes (Nowak and Paradiso, 1983).
Some species of genus Herpestes also include vegetable materials in their diets, feeding on tubers, fruits, and berries.