Learn more about the Indian grey mongoose – with amazing Indian grey mongoose videos, photos and facts on Arkive. The Indian grey mongoose or common grey mongoose is the common species of mongoose found in southern India. It lives in close proximity to human. Image of Herpestes edwardsi. Herpestes edwardsii Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA ). © India Biodiversity Portal. Source.

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They have 40 teeth. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Litter size is usually two to four pups, born after a gestation period of around 60 days 2 5 6 7 8. Indian gray mongooses raise one leg, spraying the urine down the object to be marked. Bassaricyon Olingos Eastern lowland olingo B. Banded palm civet H. Their greatest threat is human use of toxic agro-chemicals in farming areas.

The hind foot is naked to the heel, but the forefoot has hair to its sharp, curved claws. African palm civet N. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. It breeds throughout the year. Checklists specific search options Observed during.


Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Mammals of Northeast India. You may select the license of your choice.

Remember me Forgot password? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. They have been known to prey in grasslands in search of snakes and small mammals, on beaches in Hawaii, and wading in the water to find food under stones. As people found out that mongooses were rat and snake killers, they were domesticated to control rats, mice and snakes in and around houses.

Their Natural History and Behaviour.

Invertebrates Animals with no backbone, such as insects, crustaceans, worms, molluscs, spiders, cnidarians jellyfish, herpsetes, sea anemonesechinoderms, and others. Despite being a common animal, the natural history of the Indian grey mongoose is not well known.

Currently, only subjective population estimates for the Indian grey mongoose exist, and whilst it is not believed to be at risk of extinction in light of its large, widespread population and occurrence in human-dominated landscapes, scientists are not completely sure of its true status 9. It has also been introduced to Japan and Peninsular Malaysia 1 3 8.

Indian grey mongoose Herpestes edwardsii. Indian grey mongoose photographed at NagerholeKarnataka. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa. Views View Edit History.

African clawless otter A. Males spray only during the mating season. However, as is the case with all mammals, the female nurses her young. New Zealand sea lion P.


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Search in all groups Search within this group. Indian gray mongooses give no respect to the scorpion or its sting. This species is featured in: Ewer, ; Walker, Final Technical Report Desc: Though we edit our accounts edwarcsii accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Australian sea lion N. Edardsii grey mongoose habitat The habitat preferences of this mongoose have not been well documented, but in India it has been recorded in disturbed areas, dry secondary forest and thorn forest, and is found near human settlements 1 6 8.

The incisors form a cutting edge at the front of the mouth, the canines point and herpsetes allowing it to clamp onto a snake’s head, and the molars have pointed cusps for crushing insects. Saharan striped polecat I. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

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