Helogale

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==Description==
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''Helogale'' is the genus of dwarf mongooses.  "Dwarf mongoose" also refers to ''H. parvula'', in particular.  Dwarf mongooses are small, squirrel-like mongooses that inhabit dry grasslands, open forests, and bushland of Subsaharan Africa.  They feed on fruit, smaller vertebrates and insects, termites in particular.  Bands of ''H. parvula'' often lair in or around termite mounds.
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