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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This is drying watercourses, shrinking marshes and decimating populatons of Iberian Lynx, otter, Egyptian mongoose and the genet.
The ticks were collected from different animals including Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), sheep (Ovis aries), cow (Bos tauros), dog (Canis familiaris), and vegetation (Tables 1 and 2).
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.

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