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Helogale parvula (Common Dwarf Mongoose; dwarf mongoose)

Synonyms: Helogale undulata; Herpestes parvulus (homotypic); Herpestes undulatus

Wikipedia Abstract

The common dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula), sometimes just called the dwarf mongoose, is a small African carnivore belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae).
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Infraspecies

Helogale parvula ivori (Dwarf mongoose)
Helogale parvula mimetra (Dwarf mongoose)
Helogale parvula nero (Dwarf mongoose)
Helogale parvula parvula (Dwarf mongoose)
Helogale parvula ruficeps (Dwarf mongoose)
Helogale parvula undulatus (Dwarf mongoose)
Helogale parvula varia (Dwarf mongoose)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.24
EDGE Score: 2.42

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  275 grams
Male Weight [3]  1.003 lbs (455 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  70 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 3 months
Gestation [1]  55 days
Litter Size [1]  3
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years
Snout to Vent Length [3]  9 inches (23 cm)
Weaning [1]  21 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Asio capensis (Marsh Owl)[4]
Melierax metabates (Dark Chanting Goshawk)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ctenocephalides felis damarensis[6]
Toxocara cati (feline roundworm)[7]

Range Map

External References

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact, Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann and Han Olff, Journal of Animal Ecology 2011, 80, 484–494
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6International Flea Database
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0