Mongoose

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Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Infraorder: Viverroidea
Family: Herpestidae
Bonaparte, 1845
Subfamiles

Herpestinae

A mongoose (plural Mongooses, alternatively Mongeese) is a member of the family Herpestidae, a family of small cat-like carnivores. Mongooses are widely distributed in Asia, Africa the Caribbean, and southern Europe.