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Noun1.Herpestes - mongooses
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
mongoose - agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents
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The Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii Hilaire, 1818) is a small, slender carnivore with long bushy tapering tail, short legs, sharp and non-retractable claws (Nowak, 1991; Roberts, 1997).
Major wildlife species in the park include common leopard Panthera pardus, rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta, Asiatic jackal Canis aureus, Kashmir hill fox Vulpes vulpes grifithii, small Indian mongoose Herpestes javanicus, Indian grey mongoose Herpestes edwardsii, barking deer Muntiacus muntjak, Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata and kaleej pheasant Lophura leucomelanos (Akrim et al.
There are several records of mammals (invasive mongooses, Herpestes auropundatus', Scott 1892; foxes, Vulpes sp, LWocyon sp., Howes, 1926; Grube, 1953; opossums, Didelphis marsupialis and domestic dogs, Jackson, 1983) preying on black vultures at all life stages at nests.
Exposure to rabies in small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus) from two regions in Puerto Rico.
Some taxa which have been studied include viverrids (Atilax, Bdeogal, Civettictis, Genetta, Helogale, Herpestes, Ichneumia, Mungos, and Nandinia) from eastern Africa (Taylor 1971), water voles (Arvicola terrestris monticola) from Europe (Ventura and Gotzens 2005), squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus, Arborimus logicaudus, Tamiasciurus douglasii, Sciurus griseus, and Tamias spp.) and woodrats (Neotoma spp.) from Oregon (Forsman and Otto 2006), and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from Georgia (Mead and Patterson 2009).
The Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) was recorded in the northern emirates in the 1980s and two animals that may have been this species were seen in Abu Dhabi in 1985 and 1988, (Hellyer & Aspinall: p.
Species Status in the FRs Arctocebus calabarensis rare Cephalophus niger very rare Herpestes ichneumon rare Funisciurus sp.
Food habits of three carnivore species (Viverriicula indica, Herpestes urva, and Melogale moschata) in fushan forest, northern Taiwan.
[section] 42(a)(1) (2012) (banning imports of "the species Herpestes auropunctatus").
Maingon et al., "The Egyptian mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, is a possible reservoir host of visceral Leishmaniasis in eastern Sudan," Parasitology, vol.
However, for some species even basic aspects such as natural history, breeding behavior and habitat association remain unknown (Wilson and Mittermeier, 2009), among which are the herpestids Helogale hirtula and Herpestes semitorquatus, the mustelids M.