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Herpestis, a plant genus, is sometimes misspelled Herpestes.
Herpestes lemanensis skull, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Herpestes

Several, see text

Herpestes ("creeping thief") is the genus of the mongoose family, Herpestidae .

It contains the following species:[1]

  • Short-tailed Mongoose, Herpestes brachyurus
    • Herpestes brachyurus brachyurus
    • Hose's Mongoose, Herpestes brachyurus hosei (sometimes considered a species, Herpestes hosei)[2]
    • Herpestes brachyurus javanensis
    • Herpestes brachyurus palawanus
    • Herpestes brachyurus parvus
    • Herpestes brachyurus sumatrius
  • Indian Gray Mongoose, Herpestes edwardsi
    • Herpestes edwardsi edwardsi
    • Herpestes edwardsi ferrugineus
    • Herpestes edwardsi lanka
    • Herpestes edwardsi montanus
    • Herpestes edwardsi nyula
  • Indian Brown Mongoose, Herpestes fuscus
    • Herpestes fuscus fuscus
    • Herpestes fuscus flavidens
    • Herpestes fuscus maccarthiae
    • Herpestes fuscus rubidior
    • Herpestes fuscus siccatus
  • Egyptian Mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon
    • Herpestes ichneumon ichneumon
    • Herpestes ichneumon angolensis
    • Herpestes ichneumon cafra
    • Herpestes ichneumon centralis
    • Herpestes ichneumon funestus
    • Herpestes ichneumon mababiensis
    • Herpestes ichneumon numidicus
    • Herpestes ichneumon parvidens
    • Herpestes ichneumon sabiensis
    • Herpestes ichneumon sangronizi
    • Herpestes ichneumon widdringtonii
  • Small Asian Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus
    • Herpestes javanicus javanicus
    • Herpestes javanicus auropunctatus
    • Herpestes javanicus exilis
    • Herpestes javanicus orientalis
    • Herpestes javanicus pallipes
    • Bengal Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus palustris
    • Herpestes javanicus peninsulae
    • Herpestes javanicus perakensis
    • Herpestes javanicus rafflesii
    • Herpestes javanicus rubrifrons
    • Herpestes javanicus siamensis
    • Herpestes javanicus tjerapai
  • Long-nosed Mongoose Herpestes naso
  • Collared Mongoose, Herpestes semitorquatus
    • Herpestes semitorquatus semitorquatus
    • Herpestes semitorquatus uniformis
  • Ruddy Mongoose, Herpestes smithii
    • Herpestes smithii smithii
    • Herpestes smithii thysanurus
    • Herpestes smithii zeylanius
  • Crab-eating Mongoose, Herpestes urva
    • Herpestes urva urva
    • Herpestes urva annamensis
    • Herpestes urva formosanus
    • Herpestes urva sinensis
  • Stripe-necked Mongoose, Herpestes vitticollis
    • Herpestes vitticollis vitticollis
    • Herpestes vitticollis inornatus
  • Herpestes lemanensis


  1. ^ Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds), ed (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Francis, C.M. & Payne, J. (1985). A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. Malaysia: Sabah Society


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Herpestes javanicus


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: 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
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia
Familia: Herpestidae
Subfamilia: Herpestinae
Genus: Herpestes
Species: H. brachyurus - H. edwardsii - H. fuscus - H. ichneumon - H. javanicus - H. naso - H. palustris - H. semitoquartos - H. smithii - H. urva - H. vitticollis


Herpestes (Illiger, 1811)


  • Herpestes on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).


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