Quantcast

Herpestes Reference Libraries

Page 1 of about 10 Articles
Golden Palm Civet Paradoxurus zeylonensis
2012-12-10 12:00:05

The golden palm civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis) is a small mammal that can be found in Sri Lanka. Its range is fragmented into separate areas, including the Sinharaja Forest area, Uda Walawe National Park, and Wasgomuwa and Yala National Parks. It prefers a habitat in evergreen, monsoon, and lowland forests. The coat of this civet is dark brown to brownish gold in color. Although there is not...

Stripe-necked Mongoose Herpestes vitticollis
2012-11-16 13:37:32

The stripe-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) can be found in a range that extends from Sri Lanka to India. It prefers a habitat within forested areas with abundant water, like swamps or rice fields.  This species holds two subspecies that differ in appearance. H. vitticollis inornatus is not red in color and can be found in the Kanara province, while H. vitticollis vitticollis is red in...

Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva
2012-11-16 13:32:25

The crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is a mammal that can be found in east and Southeast Asia. Its range includes southern China, Nepal, Myanmar, and northeastern India, as well as areas Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam in Southeast Asia. This species is active mainly at night, spending a good percentage of their time in water or near water and other moist areas. It is slender in...

Ruddy Mongoose Herpestes smithii
2012-11-07 14:31:45

The ruddy mongoose (Herpestes smithii) is native to Sri Lanka and India. It prefers a habitat within forested areas, but can sometimes be found in open fields. It holds two subspecies throughout its range, with one occurring in Sri Lanka and the other occurring in India. This species resembles the Indian gray mongoose, although it is larger and has a longer, black tipped tail. As is similar to...

Small Asian Mongoose Herpestes javanicus
2012-11-07 13:49:30

The small Asian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is native to Southeast and South Asia, but it has been introduced into other areas. In the western area of its range, populations are sometimes known as a separate species, called the small Indian mongoose or the Indian mongoose. Its range includes the mainland area between Iraq and China and the island of Java. It can be found at elevations of up...

Indian Gray Mongoose Herpestes edwardsii
2012-11-05 15:33:13

The Indian gray mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii), also known as the common gray mongoose, occurs in many areas of southern Asia, although it does appear in other areas of Asia. Its range includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. It prefers a habitat within open forested areas, and scrublands, but can also be found in human populated areas like cultivated fields. This species is often kept...

Striped-necked Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:47:18

The striped-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) is a species of mongoose found in southern India.

Indian Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:43:40

The Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Asian Mongoose or the Javan Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is a species of mongoose found in the wild in South and Southeast Asia. They have also been introduced to various parts of the world. Distribution This species is found in the northern part of India, in the dry desert regions and the plains of the Ganges. They are capable of living...

Egyptian Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:37:55

Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) is found in Africa and Spain, quite commonly in Sudan. It has recently been discovered as being a reservoir host for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Sudan.

Ring-tailed Mongoose
2007-01-19 12:07:34

The ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans) is a Euplerid that lives on the island of Madagascar. Although it is called a "mongoose", it is really a closer relative to the fossa. The ring-tailed mongoose is relatively small. It is 12.5 to 15 in (32 to 38 cm) long and weighs only 24 to 32 oz (700 to 900 g). Its body is long and slender, and the rounded head has a pointed snout. The body is a...

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
Related