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Indian Mongoose

Herpestes javanicus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1818)

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Herpestes javanicus (Indian Mongoose) is a species of mammals in the family mongooses. It is listed in CITES Appendix III. It is native to Malaysia, Nepal, Iraq, China, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Laos, Iran, Pakistan, and Singapore. Indian Mongoose is a solitary, diurnal omnivore. Individuals are known to live for 120 months and can grow to 800 g. Reproduction is dioecious. Indian Mongoose relies on running to move around.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_III
  • Definition: Appendix III is a list of species included at the request of a Party that already regulates trade in the species and that needs the cooperation of other countries to prevent unsustainable or illegal exploitation. International trade in specimens of species listed in this Appendix is allowed only on presentation of the appropriate permits or certificates. (See Article V of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/6973/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Indian mongoose. View this species on GBIF