Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Ranges from Angola in the west to Malawi in the east, with its most southward extension in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (Stuart and Stuart in press). They are not yet recorded from Swaziland (Monadjem 1998), but may well occur.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Inhabits savanna grassland and woodland, but absent from forest and arid areas (Stuart and Stuart in press).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Stuart, C., Stuart, T. & Hoffmann, M.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern since although it appears to be uncommon across its range, it is relatively widespread, and the nature of its habitat is such that it faces no known threats.

History
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
Uncommon, although many parts of its known range are not well surveyed (Stuart and Stuart in press).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to the species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is known to be present in several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Selous' mongoose

Selous' mongoose /səˈlz/ (Paracynictis selousi) is a carnivore of southern Africa. It is the only member of the genus Paracynictis. It is tawny grey in colour. It is presumably named after British explorer and big-game hunter Frederick Selous.

Range [edit]

This species of mongoose is found in the following countries of southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[2]

Habits [edit]

Selous' mongoose feeds on insects, lizards, frogs, birds, and small rodents. Much of its social habits are unknown.[3][dead link]

References [edit]

  1. ^ Stuart, C., Stuart, T. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Paracynictis selousi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  2. ^ Globaltwitcher Sweden
  3. ^ "Selous' Mongoose". Lioncrusher's Domain. 2006. 


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