Somalian slender mongoose
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Herpestes
H. ochraceus[1]
Binomial name
Herpestes ochraceus[1]
Gray, 1848
Somalian slender mongoose range

Galerella ochracea

The Somalian slender mongoose (Herpestes ochraceus) is a small mammal found in Somalia and adjacent regions.[1] It is a small to medium-sized carnivoran, averaging about 0.6 kg (1.3 lb) in weight.[3]

It was first described by John Edward Gray in 1848, based on a male brownish yellow mongoose collected in Somalia.[4]


  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Species Galerella ochracea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Taylor, M.E. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Herpestes ochraceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41605A86159385.
  3. ^ Kingdon, J. Mammals of Africa. p. 303.
  4. ^ Gray, J.E. (1848). "Description of a new species of Herpestes, from Abyssinia". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (November): 138–139.