Family: Herpistidae (suricates and mongooses)

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Species in southern Africa

Suricata suricatta (Suricate or Meerkat)

Paracynictus selousi (Selous' mongoose)

Bdeogale crassicauda (Bushy-tailed mongoose)

 

Cynictis penicillata (Yellow mongoose)

Herpestes ichneumon (Large grey mongoose)

Galerella sanguinea (Slender mongoose)

[photo Dave Scott ]

Galerella flavescens (Kaokoland slender mongoose)

 

Galerella pulverulenta (Cape grey mongoose, Small grey mongoose)

Endemic to southern Africa, occurring in habitats varying from scrubland to forest. However, it is not found in the Savanna Biome. Eats mainly invertebrates but also preys on birds, mammals and reptiles.

Rhynchogale melleri (Meller's mongoose)

 

Ichneumia albicauda (White-tailed mongoose)

 

Atilax paludinosus (Marsh mongoose, Water mongoose)

Mungos mungo (Banded mongoose)

Helogale parvula (Dwarf mongoose)

 


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