Egyptian mongoose


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Egyptian mongoose

n.
A large mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) of Africa and southern Europe, having a gray coat and a black tail tuft. Also called ichneumon.
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collected in the Alentejo region and identified rickettsiae Month/site Origin Tick species (no., sex) * March Beja Egyptian mongoose Rhipicephalus turanicus (2M) Mourao Vegetation R.
The fact is, however, that an ichneumon (now properly called Herpestes ichneumon) is just one kind of mongoose, the Egyptian mongoose, and while it is found throughout much of Africa, it is entirely absent from India.
The mongoose I might say, is the ichneumon; or rather, the rusty-backed Egyptian mongoose is called an ichneumon.

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