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Subject: Salanoia, Salanoia durrelli, Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Helogale, Leighton's linsang
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Brown-tailed mongoose

Brown-tailed mongoose
Black-and-white image of a mongoose-like animal on a rock
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Eupleridae
Genus: Salanoia
Species: S. concolor
Binomial name
Salanoia concolor
(I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1837)
Brown-tailed mongoose range

The brown-tailed mongoose, Malagasy brown-tailed mongoose, or salano (Salanoia concolor) is a species of mammal in the Eupleridae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  • Taxonomy 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • Literature cited 4


The brown-tailed mongoose was first described in 1837 by French zoologist

  • Albignac, R. 1972. The Carnivora of Madagascar. Pp. 667–682 in Battistini, R. & Richard-Vindard, G. (eds.). Biogeography and Ecology in Madagascar. The Hague: W. Junk B.B., Publishers.
  • Allen, G.M. 1939. A checklist of African mammals. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 83:1–763.
  • Durbin, J., Funk, S.M., Hawkins, F., Hills, D.M., Jenkins, P.D., Moncrieff, C.B. and Ralainasolo, F.B. 2010. (Mammalia: Carnivora: Eupleridae) from the marshes of Lac Alaotra, MadagascarSalanoiaInvestigations into the status of a new taxon of (subscription required). Systematics and Biodiversity, published online in advance of print: 15 pp.
  • Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. 1837. , de MadagascarGalidies, du continent africain, et les IchneumiesNotice sur deux nouveaux genres de Mammifères carnassiers, les . Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences 5:578–582 (in French). Errata.
  • Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. 1839. , de MadagascarGalidies, du continent African, et les IchneumiesNotice sur deux nouveaux genres de mammifères carnassiers, les . Magasin de Zoologie (2)1:1–39.
  • Gray, J.E. 1865. A revision of the genera and species of viverrine animals (Viverridae) founded on the collection in the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1864:502–579.
  • Hawkins, A.F.A., Durbin, J. & Dollar, L. 2008. Salanoia concolor. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.2. . Downloaded on August 3, 2010.
  • Mivart, St.G. 1882. On the classification and distribution of the Aeluroidea. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1882:135–208.
  • Palmer, T. 1904. Index generum mammalium: a list of the genera and families of mammals. North American Fauna 23:1–984.
  • Wozencraft, W.C. 2005. Order Carnivora. Pp. 532–628 in Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0

Literature cited

  1. ^ Hawkins et al., 2008
  2. ^ Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1837, p. 581
  3. ^ Wozencraft, 2005, pp. 560–561
  4. ^ Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1839, p. 37
  5. ^ Allen, 1939, p. 227; Wozencraft, 2005, p. 561
  6. ^ Gray, 1865, p. 523; Allen, 1939, p. 226
  7. ^ Mivart, 1882, p. 188
  8. ^ Palmer, 1904, pp. 317, 617
  9. ^ Allen, 1939, p. 228
  10. ^ Albignac, 1972, p. 677
  11. ^ Durbin et al., 2010


  1. ^ The description appeared in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London for 1864, but the Proceedings often did not appear in the year they were for, and Salanoia was published in May 1865.[5]


[11], was described in 2010.Salanoia durrelli, Salanoia A second species of [10].Salanoia concolor by 1972 R. Albignac recognized a single species only, which he called [9],S. unicolor and Salanoia olivacea, in 1939, still listed two species, which he called Glover Morrill Allen Although [8], the first name to be published, was the proper name for the genus.Salanoia, Palmer noted that Index generum mammalium In his 1904 [7]

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