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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia
Familia: Herpestidae
Subfamilia: Herpestinae
Genus: Bdeogale
Species: B. crassicauda - B. jacksoni - B. nigripes


Bdeogale (Peters, 1850)


* Bdeogale on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Bdeogale is a genus of three species of mongoose native to the rainforests of central and western Africa. They are primarily terrestrial and insectivorous.


* Bushy-tailed Mongoose, Bdeogale crassicauda - Kenya and Tanzania
* Jackson's Mongoose, Bdeogale jacksoni - Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
* Black-footed Mongoose, Bdeogale nigripes - Angola, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria

Conservation status

The IUCN Red List lists B. jacksoni as vulnerable, B. crassicauda as endangered, due largely to habitat loss and fragmentation.


* IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Bdeogale jacksoni
* IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Bdeogale crassicauda

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