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Banded mongoose, Mungos mungo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Mungos
E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & F. Cuvier, 1795
Mungos area

Mungos is a genus in the mongoose family (Herpestidae).

It contains the following species and subspecies:[1]

Extant Species

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Mungos gambianus Gambian mongoose Senegal and Gambia in the west east to Nigeria
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo).jpg Mungos mungo Banded mongoose central and eastern parts of Africa.


  1. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). "Mungos". Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 

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