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Title: Bdeogale  
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Subject: Jackson's mongoose, Black-footed mongoose, Bushy-tailed mongoose, Mongooses, Bengal mongoose
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Bdeogale
Peters, 1850
Bdeogale crassicauda - Blue
Bdeogale jacksoni - Violet
Bdeogale nigripes - Green

Bdeogale is a genus of three species of mongoose native to the rainforests of central and western Africa. They are primarily terrestrial and insectivorous.


The Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose, Bdeogale omnivora, is sometimes treated as a subspecies of B. crassicauda, but is treated as a separate species by the IUCN.[1]

Conservation status

The IUCN Red List lists B. jacksoni as vulnerable,[2] and B. crassicauda as endangered, due largely to habitat loss and fragmentation.[3]


  1. ^ Bdeogale omnivoraIUCN Red List of Threatened Species:
  2. ^ Bdeogale jacksoniIUCN Red List of Threatened Species:
  3. ^ Bdeogale crassicaudaIUCN Red List of Threatened Species:

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