Mungos is a genus in the mongoose family (Herpestidae).

It contains the following species and subspecies:[1]

Banded mongoose, Mungos mungo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Mungos
E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & F. Cuvier, 1795
Mungos area

Extant Species

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Mungos gambianus Gambian mongoose Senegal and Gambia in the west east to Nigeria
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) Mungos mungo Banded mongoose central and eastern parts of Africa.


  1. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). "Mungos". Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
Alexander's kusimanse

Alexander's kusimanse (Crossarchus alexandri) is a genus of mongoose found in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.This species has a body length of 30 to 45 centimeters (12 to 18 inches) and weighs between 0.45 and 1.4 kg (0.99 and 3.09 lb). Its tail measures 15 and 25 centimeters (5.9 and 9.8 inches) in length.

It is known to share range with the Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei). It feeds on grubs, small rodents, small reptiles, crabs, and some fruits. It can produce 2 to 3 litters (2 to 4 young per litter) of young each year after a gestation period of 8 weeks. The young wean at 3 weeks old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.

Banded mongoose

The banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a mongoose commonly found in the central and eastern parts of Africa. It lives in savannas, open forests and grasslands and feeds primarily on beetles and millipedes. Mongooses use various types of dens for shelter including termite mounds. While most mongoose species live solitary lives, the banded mongoose live in colonies with a complex social structure.

Bengal mongoose

The Bengal mongoose (Herpestes javanicus palustris) is a subspecies of the small Asian mongoose. It is also known as the marsh mongoose, not to be confused with Atilax paludinosus, which is also called the marsh mongoose. Other synonyms include Indian marsh mongoose and Bengali water mongoose.

Caledonian Amateur Football League

The Caledonian Amateur Football League is a football (soccer) league competition for amateur clubs in Scotland. It was formed in 1983 as an attempt to improve facilities for amateur teams, with high standards being set for admittance to the competition. Since its formation, the teams competing within the league have been of a good standard, with clubs from the league winning the Scottish Amateur Cup on nine occasions, also providing four losing finalists.

Member clubs are concentrated in the West Central Belt of Scotland, although there is a club from the Isle of Bute, a club from Edinburgh, and a few clubs from Stirlingshire.

Like several other amateur leagues, it is a stand-alone association and is not currently part of Scotland's pyramid system.

Clerk baronets

There has been one creation of a baronetcy with the surname Clerk () (as distinct from Clark, Clarke and Clerke). It was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia by Letters Patent dated 24 March 1679, for John Clerk of Pennycuik (or Penicuik; see Penicuik House), whose father, also John Clerk of Penicuik, had returned from Paris in 1647 with a considerable fortune and purchased the lands of Penicuik in Midlothian. The 1st Baronet acquired the lands of Lasswade, Midlothian, in 1700. The second Baronet built Mavisbank House near Loanhead between 1723 and 1727. The 3rd Baronet, James, laid out plans for a new town in 1770, inspired by the local plans for a New Town in Edinburgh which were by then coming into reality. The rebuilding included a new church, St Mungos, in 1771, reputedly by Sir James himself.

The family are said by Anderson (1867) to date from at least 1180 AD when one of them appeared as a witness to a donation to Holyrood Abbey by William The Lion. John Scougal is known to have painted at least two portraits of the first baronets.

A number of the lineage are buried in Penicuik Old Parish Churchyard, with both a memorial gateway and a mausoleum to their memories.

Egyptian mongoose

The Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), also known as ichneumon, is a mongoose species native to the Iberian Peninsula, coastal regions along the Mediterranean Sea between North Africa and Turkey, tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands in Africa. Because of its widespread occurrence, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Gambian mongoose

The Gambian mongoose (Mungos gambianus) is widely distributed in the moist savannahs of north-western Africa, from Gambia to Nigeria.

Glenburn Grounds

Glenburn Grounds also known as the Carfin Greyhound Stadium was a sports stadium and greyhound racing track in Carfin, Motherwell, Scotland.

Tom Heffernan opened Glenburn Grounds in 1919 for whippet racing. In 1921 a 440 yards cinder track for foot racing was constructed and races were held modelled on the Powderhall Sprint. Willie Applegarth was the most famous athlete to race at the Glenburn Grounds and he also took part in a novelty race against a whippet which ended with the whippet running alongside after refusing to pass him. Greyhound racing started in 1927.Set on Byresknowe Lane off Motherwell Road it remained a leading independent track (unlicensed) for 72 years. Competitions included the Jubilee Stakes, Easter Cup, Champions Trophy and Glenburn Challenge. The 440 yard circumference resulted in race distances of 140, 300, 350, 510, 580, 740 & 790 yards. Tom Heffernan's son Pat ran the track for many years before it was sold for housing in 1999. The site today is the housing on St Mungos Crescent and Derby Wynd.


Lutrogale is a genus of otters, with only one extant species—the smooth-coated otter.


Mongoose is the popular English name for 29 of the 34 species in the 14 genera of the family Herpestidae, which are small feliform carnivorans native to southern Eurasia and mainland Africa. The other five species (all African) in the family are the four kusimanses in the genus Crossarchus, and the species Suricata suricatta, commonly called meerkat in English.

Six species in the family Eupleridae are endemic to the island of Madagascar. These are called "mongoose" and were originally classified as a genus within the family Herpestidae, but genetic evidence has since shown that they are more closely related to other Madagascar carnivorans in the family Eupleridae; they have been classified in the subfamily Galidiinae within Eupleridae since 2006.

Herpestidae is placed within the suborder Feliformia, together with the cat, hyena, and Viverridae families.

Mungo's Hi Fi

Mungo's Hi Fi is a sound system based in Glasgow, Scotland which follows the original Jamaican sound system tradition. After working together previously, Tom Tattersall and Doug Paine founded the group in 2000, writing, recording, producing and performing their own brand of reggae and dub music, working in collaboration with other artists and producers. They were joined in 2002 by Craig Macleod, in 2006 by Jerome Joly and in 2012 by James Whelan.

Mungo ESK

The Mungo ESK (Einsatzfahrzeug Spezialisierte Kräfte) is an air-transportable, armoured multirole transport vehicle of the German Army for its Airmobile Operations Division and Division Special Operations.

The Mungo is based on the Multicar M30/FUMO and is produced by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Delivery of 396 Mungos to the German Army began in 2005.

In 2007 all Mungos deployed to the ISAF mission were withdrawn, because the Mungo proved incapable of withstanding the harsh terrain and road conditions of Afghanistan. However, in 2008 the problems were fixed and Mungos were redeployed in Afghanistan.

On May, 19th 2009 the German Army ordered a prototype and 25 serial NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) reconnaissance versions of the Mungo with increased internal volume.

Namaqua slender mongoose

The Namaqua slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea swalius), also known as the Namibian slender mongoose, is a subspecies of the slender mongoose. It is endemic to Namibia.


Ophiorrhiza is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee (Rubiaceae) family. Species of the genus contain camptothecin, an alkaloid used to make chemotherapeutic agents.

So many of Ophiorrhiza species are endemic to certain areas of western Ghats.

Species include:

Ophiorrhiza acuminata

Ophiorrhiza blumeana

Ophiorrhiza bracteata

Ophiorrhiza cantoniensis

Ophiorrhiza carinata

Ophiorrhiza caudata

Ophiorrhiza dulongensis

Ophiorrhiza filistipula

Ophiorrhiza japonica

Ophiorrhiza kuroiwai

Ophiorrhiza liukiuensis

Ophiorrhiza longiflora

Ophiorrhiza lurida

Ophiorrhiza major

Ophiorrhiza michelloides

Ophiorrhiza mungos

Ophiorrhiza nutans

Ophiorrhiza prostrata

Ophiorrhiza pumila

Ophiorrhiza rosea

Ophiorrhiza rugosa

Ophiorrhiza succirubra


Ophiorrhizeae is a tribe of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family and contains about 364 species in 4 genera. Its representatives are found from tropical and subtropical Asia to the Pacific region.

Phil Spencer

Philip Cuthbert Spencer (born 11 December 1969) is a British media personality, television presenter and journalist, best known as the co-presenter of Channel 4 property show Location, Location, Location along with its spin-off Relocation, Relocation between 2004 and 2011 alongside Kirstie Allsopp.

St. Mungo's

St. Mungo's may refer to:

St. Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow a.k.a. Glasgow Cathedral and The High Kirk of Glasgow

St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries from the Harry Potter books

St Mungo's (charity), London's largest homelessness charity

Extant Carnivora species

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