Suricata suricatta (Suricate)

meerkat, slender-tailed meerkat [English]; stokstertmeerkat, graatjie-meerkat [Afrikaans]; Scharrtier, Surikate [German]; suricate [French]; todi, letoto [Sesotho]; ktkwe, ktk, lektk [Setswana]; Xarab, !Naixarab [Nama] [Damara]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Synapsida (mammal-like reptiles) > Therapsida > Theriodontia >  Cynodontia > Mammalia (mammals) > Placentalia (placental mammals) > Laurasiatheria > Ferungulata > Ferae > Carnivora > Family: Herpistidae (suricates and mongooses)

Suricata suricatta (Suricate)

Suricates on the lookout, Kgalagadi Transfontier National Park, South Africa. [photo Coke Smith ]

Suricate, Kgalagadi Transfontier National Park, South Africa. [photo Andries Steenkamp ]

 


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