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Bdeogale crassicauda.jpg
Drawing, 1850
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Subfamily: Herpestinae
Genus: Bdeogale
Peters, 1850
Type species
Bdeogale crassicauda
Peters, 1850

see text

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Bdeogale crassicauda - blue
Bdeogale jacksoni - violet
Bdeogale nigripes - green

Bdeogale is a mongoose genus that was proposed by Wilhelm Peters in 1850 based on a mongoose specimen collected in Mozambique.[1] Bdeogale species have compact paws with four symmetrical toes, round ears and a blunt muzzle with a broad round and bare rhinarium. The genus contains four species that are primarily terrestrial and omnivorous and forage in dense vegetation.[2]


Name Distribution and IUCN Red List status
Bushy-tailed mongoose (B. crassicauda) Peters, 1852[3]

Bushy-tailed mongoose - Snapshot Safari Ruaha1.jpg

Kenya and Tanzania

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Black-footed mongoose (B. nigripes) Pucheran, 1855[5] Black-footed Mogoose area.png
Jackson's mongoose (B. jacksoni) (Thomas, 1894)[7] Jackson's Mongoose area.png
Sokoke dog mongoose (B. omnivora) Heller, 1914[9] Kenya and Tanzania


  1. ^ Peters, W. (1850). "Bdeogale". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin: 94.
  2. ^ Kingdon, J. (2015). "Bdeogale". The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals (Second ed.). London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 441. ISBN 9781472925312.
  3. ^ Peters, W. (1852). "Mittheilung über die in Mossambique beobachteten Mangusten". Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin: 81–82.
  4. ^ White, P.A.; Fischer, C.; Hausser, Y.; Foley, C. & Do Linh San, E. (2016). "Bdeogale crassicauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T41591A97163568.
  5. ^ Pucheran, J.P. (1855). "Les Mammifères de la côte occidental d'Afrique". Revue et magasin de zoologie pure et appliquée. 2. 7: 111.
  6. ^ Angelici, F. M. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Bdeogale nigripes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41592A45205243.
  7. ^ Thomas, O. (1894). "On a new African Genus of Mustelidae". The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 6. 13 (78): 522–524.
  8. ^ De Luca, W.; Rovero, F. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Bdeogale jacksoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T2675A45196818.
  9. ^ Heller, E. (1914). "New antelopes and carnivores from British East Africa". Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 61 (2240): 1–15.
  10. ^ Foley, C. & Do Linh San, E. (2016). "Bdeogale omnivora". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T136686A45221619.

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