Herpestes

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<nowiki>*</nowiki> Type species of generic name indicated
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==Description==
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''Herpestes'' ("Creeping Thief") is the [[type genus]] of the mongoose [[family]], [[Herpestidae]].  Mongooses are Old World predatory, weasel-like animals closely related to the civets, families [[Viverridae]], [[Prionodontidae]] (Asiatic lisangs), and [[Nandiniidae]] (the African palm civet).
==References==
==References==

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