Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53949

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Viverridae
Genus:Herpestes
Genus species:Herpestes javanicus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:39 cm
Weight:.8 kg
Identification:The small Indian mongoose is either light brown-gray and darkly speckled or red with black speckling.
Habitat:Arid regions, wet tropics
Diet:Omnivore: small vertebrates, insects, invertebrates, fruit
Reproduction:The timing of the breeding season depends on environmental conditions. The life expectancy for mongooses is four years.
This species of mongoose is solitary.
Behavior:All activity takes place during the day.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The small Indian mongoose is the most widespread species of mongoose.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:Small Indian mongoose
mongoose
Javan gold-spotted mongoose
Mongooses
Herpestidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53949