Herpestes

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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).  
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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).
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[[Herpestidae|<==]]''Herpestes''
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    |--''H. auropunctatus'' (Hodgson 1836)
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    |--''H. brachyurus''
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    |--''H. cauui''
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    |--''H. delibis''
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    |--''H. dentifer''
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    |--''H. edwardsii''
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    |--''H. fuscus''
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    |--''H. granti''
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    |--''H. hosei''
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    |--''H. ichneumon''
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    |--''H. ignitus''
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    |--''H. javanicus''
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    |--''H. mesotes''
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    |--''H. naso''
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    |    |--''H. n. naso''
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    |    `--''H. n. microdon''
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    |--''H. nigratus''
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    |--''H. ochracea''
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    |--''H. palaeogracilis''
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    |--''H. palaeoserengetensis''
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    |--''H. primitivus''
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    |--''H. pulverulentus''
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    |--''H. ratlamuchi''
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    |--''H. ruddi''
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    |--''H. sanguineus''
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    |--''H. smithi''
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    |    |--''H. s. smithi''
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    |    `--''H. s. thysanurus''
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    |--''H. urva''
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    `--''H. vitticollis''
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        |--''H. v. vitticollis''
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        `--''H. v. inornatus''
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> Type species of generic name indicated
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==References==
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Burton, J. A., & V. G. Burton. 1987. ''Collins Guide to the Rare Mammals of the World''. Collins: London.
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Klompen, J. S. H. 1992. Phylogenetic relationships in the mite family Sarcoptidae (Acari: Astigmata). ''Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan'' 180: i-vi, 1-154.
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Rood, J., & W. C. Wozencraft. 1984. Mongooses. In ''All the World’s Animals: Carnivores'' (D. Macdonald, ed.) pp. 138-145. Torstar Books Inc.: New York.
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Savage, R. J. G. 1978. Carnivora. In ''Evolution of African Mammals'' (V. J. Maglio & H. B. S. Cooke, eds.) pp. 249-267. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).
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Yoder, A. D., M. M. Burns, S. Zehr, T. Delefosse, G. Veron, S. M. Goodman & J. J. Flynn. 2003. Single origin of Malagasy Carnivora from an African ancestor. ''Nature'' 421: 734-737.
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'''Credits'''
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[[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 08:57, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
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