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Eastern falanouc (Eupleres goudotii)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Eupleridae
Subfamily: Euplerinae
Genus: Eupleres
Doyère, 1835
Type species
Eupleres goudotii
Genus Eupleres range map.svg
Eupleres range

Eupleres is a genus of two species of mongoose-like euplerid mammal native to Madagascar that are known as falanoucs. They are primarily terrestrial and consume mainly invertebrates.


Conservation status

The IUCN Red List lists E. goudotii as vulnerable,[2] while E. major has been assessed as endangered.[3]


  1. ^ Goodman, S. M.; Helgen, K. M. (2010-02-25). "Species limits and distribution of the Malagasy carnivoran genus Eupleres (Family Eupleridae)". Mammalia. 74 (2): 177–185. doi:10.1515/mamm.2010.018. S2CID 62833979.
  2. ^ Hawkins, F. (2016). "Eupleres goudotii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T68336601A45204582. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T68336601A45204582.en. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ Hawkins, F. (2016). "Eupleres major". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T39547A45204313. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T39547A45204313.en. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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