Bdeogale

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Bdeogale
Peters, 1850
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Bdeogale crassicauda - Blue
Bdeogale jacksoni - Violet
Bdeogale nigripes - Green

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

Species[edit]

The Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose, Bdeogale omnivora, is sometimes treated as a subspecies of B. crassicauda, but is treated as a separate species by the IUCN.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

The IUCN Red List lists B. jacksoni as vulnerable,[2] and B. crassicauda as endangered, due largely to habitat loss and fragmentation.[3] Template:Wikispecies

References[edit]


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