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White-tailed Mongoose Ichneumia albicauda
2012-05-30 16:22:06

The white-tailed mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda) is the only species in the genus Ichneumia, and the largest of all mongooses. The scientific name Ichneumia is derived from the Greek word ichneumon, which translates to “tracker”. Albicauda is derived from the Latin albus, meaning “white”, and cauda, meaning “tail”. The white-tailed mongoose can be found in most areas of Africa...

Yellow Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:26:46

The yellow mongoose is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country. It resides from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There are as many as twelve subspecies of yellow mongoose. In general, the yellow mongoose has lighter...

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