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Broad-striped Malagasy Mongoose[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Eupleridae
Subfamily: Galidiinae
Genus: Galidictis
Species: G. fasciata
Binomial name
Galidictis fasciata
(Gmelin, 1788)

The Broad-striped Malagasy Mongoose, Galidictis fasciata, is a species of mongoose. It is a forest-dweller native to eastern Madagascar. The species contains two known subspecies: G. f. striata and G. f. fasciata. Their main distinguishing factors are their stripes and their tails; the former has a thinner, white tail and 5 stripes, while the latter has a fuller, reddish-brown tail and 8-10 stripes. The mongoose's primary prey are small rodents. This species is most active in the evening and at night. It lives in pairs and births annually, one offspring each summer.

External links

  • Lioncrusher's Domain: Animal Information Pages [1]

References

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W. C. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 561. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.  
  2. ^ Hawkins, A.F.A. (2008). Galidictis fasciata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of near threatened
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