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Brown-Tailed Mongoose Salanoia concolor
2013-05-15 13:46:43

The brown-tailed mongoose (Salanoia concolor), also known as the salano or the Malagasy brown-tailed mongoose. This species is native to the island of northeastern areas of Madagascar and it prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical arid forests. The brown-tailed mongoose was first described by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in 1837. Two species were given the name Galidia olivacea...

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...

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...

Durrells Vontsira Salanoia durrelli
2012-06-14 21:14:07

Durrell's vontsira (Salanoia durrelli) is a carnivorous mammal that is native to Madagascar. It makes up the genus Salanoia along with its closest relative, the brown-tailed mongoose, although their similarities are merely genetic. This mammal has a small range, occurring only in Lac Alaotra, a marshy area that reaches an elevation of 2460 feet. First discovered in 2004, by the Durrell...

Grandidiers Mongoose Galidictis grandidieri
2012-06-14 18:06:27

Grandidier's mongoose (Galidictis grandidieri) is native to the island of Madagascar. Its range is small, comprising a small area of southwestern Madagascar. It prefers to inhabit spiky forest undergrowth within this range. Its other common names include Grandidier's vontsira and the giant-striped mongoose. This mongoose was named after Alfred Grandidier, and is one of the rarest mongooses on...

Falanouc
2012-06-14 17:57:28

The falanouc is a mongoose type creature that is native to Madagascar. Its closest extant, or living, relative is the fanaloka, but it is distinct from this animal in many ways. Unlike the fanaloka, the falanouc has no anal or perineal glands. It has non-retractable claws and a mouth structure that consists of backwards sloping premolars and canines. It is thought that this is due to its...

Indian Cobra Spectacled Cobra
2007-02-12 21:41:13

The Indian Cobra or Spectacled Cobra, Naja naja, is a species of venomous snake native to the Indian subcontinent. The Indian Cobra is one of the four most venomous snakes in India, but is accountable for few human fatalities. Like other cobras, the Indian cobra is famous for its threat display involving raising the front part of its body and spreading its hood. On the rear of this hood are...

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...

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