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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Small Indian Mongoose
Herpestes auropunctatus
The Small Indian Mongoose is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia (Gilchrist et al. 2009). It possibly occurs in China (including Hainan Island), but these populations might be Javan Mongoose Herpestes javanicus (G. Veron et al. pers. comm. 2014). It has been introduced (and often considered an invasive species) to Antigua, Barbados, Beef Island, Buck Island, Carriacou, Croatia, Cuba, Fiji, French Guiana, Goat Island, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Hawaii, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Japan, Jost Van Dyke, La Desirade, Lavango, Mafia (United Republic of Tanzania), Marie Galante, Martinique, Maui, Mauritius, Molokai, Nevis, Oahu, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. Vincent, Surinam, Tortola, Trinidad, Vieques, and Water Island; introduction was unsuccessful in the Dominican Republic (Gilchrist et al. 2009). Either this species or Javan Mongoose was first recorded in Hong Kong in 1989, at a mangrove site in the north-west; by 2010, it was fairly widespread in the New Territories, and was spreading into Hong Kong Island (Lau et al. 2010).
2 Short-tailed Mongoose
Herpestes brachyurus
The species current found in Peninsular Malaysia (Wells, 1989; Malaysia Carnivore Project, 2006), Borneo (Nozaki et al. 1994; Hon, pers comm.), Brunei (Belden et al. 2007) and Palawan (Heaney et al. 1998), Singapore, Brunei, and the Philippine Islands (Palawan, Busuanga and Calamian islands). (IUCN)
3 Indian Grey Mongoose
Herpestes edwardsii
The Indian Grey Mongoose is found from Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This species does not occur on the Ryukyu Islands or Mauritius; the possible records on these islands are only confusion with Herpestes javanicus perpetuated in the literature (IUCN).
4 Kaokoveld Slender Mongoose
Herpestes flavescens
This mongoose is confined to south-western Angola and north-western and north-central Namibia (IUCN).
5 Indian Brown Mongoose
Herpestes fuscus
The current distribution range for the Indian brown mongoose includes southern India and Sri Lanka. In South India it is found from 700 to 1,300 m from Virajpet in south Coorg and Ooty in the Nilgiri hills, Tiger Shola in the Palni hills, High Wavy Mountains in Madurai, Kalakad-Mundanthurai in Agasthyamalai hills, Valparai plateau in the Anamalai hills, and Peeramedu in Kerala (IUCN).
6 Egyptian Mongoose
Herpestes ichneumon
This species is found mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal and Gambia to East Africa, then southwards in Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. It is absent from much of southern Africa, but present in north-east Namibia, northern Botswana, northern and eastern Zimbabwe and all along the South African coastline. In North Africa, ranges in a narrow coastal strip from Western Sahara to Tunisia, and also from northern and eastern Egypt southwards to Ethiopia. Also found from the Sinai Peninsula to the south of Turkey. Introduced southern Iberian peninsula.
7 Javan Mongoose
Herpestes javanicus
Cambodia; Indonesia (Bali, Java, Sumatra); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
8 Long-nosed Mongoose
Herpestes naso
Occurs in western and central Africa, ranging from the Cross R. in south-eastern Nigeria east to Cameroon and Central African Republic and southward to Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Republic and DR Congo. In 1994, a relic population was discovered in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, approximately 200 km west of the Cross R. (IUCN).
9 Somali Slender Mongoose
Herpestes ochraceus
Confined to north-eastern Africa, in Somalia, adjacent parts of Ethiopia and marginally in north-eastern Kenya.
10 Cape Grey Mongoose
Herpestes pulverulentus
Endemic to southern Africa, ranging throughout the Northern Cape (with one record from near the Botswana border), Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, with a marginal intrusion into southern Namibia, west to Lesotho and extreme western KwaZulu-Natal.
11 Slender Mongoose
Herpestes sanguineus
One of the most widely distributed African mongooses, ranging from Senegal in the west to the Red Sea coast in Sudan in the east and south to the Northern Cape in South Africa. Absent from rainforest areas in west-central Africa (e.g. Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville). Present in Zanzibar.
12 Collared Mongoose
Herpestes semitorquatus
The collared mongoose is found on the islands of Borneo (Malaysia: states of Sarawak and Sabah), Indonesia and presumably Brunei, although no records have been traced) and on Sumatra.
13 Ruddy Mongoose
Herpestes smithii
Sri Lanka; India: southern India (Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve), central India. There are recent records in northern India from Madhav National Park, Madhya Pradesh, Sariska TR, and Rajasthan.
14 Crab-eating Mongoose
Herpestes urva
This species is found in Bangladesh, SE China, Lao PDR, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Nepal, northeastern India, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam and Cambodia
15 Stripe-necked Mongoose
Herpestes vitticollis
The stripe-necked mongoose is found in Southwest India and Sri Lanka. In India, this species is found particularly in the Western Ghats and other hill tracts in the Nilgiris from Coorg (now Kodagu) to Travancore, and Dharwar, as well as near Bombay to Cape Comorin. In Sri Lanka it is found in the across a range of elevations from high hills to lowlands (IUCN).

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