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Ring-tailed_mongoose  Galidia elegans,Geotagged,Madagascar,Ring-tailed mongoose,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Another master piece, I know from experience that they don't stand still to pose a lot. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Yes, they move a lot;-). And allways when they showed up, I wasn't ready wirh my camera... Posted 3 years ago
  3. What a cutie! Great composition and very nice detail! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 3 years ago
  4. Beautifil animal - fantastic shot! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank's a lot, Barry☺️ Posted 2 years ago
  5. From today's Facebook post:

    While the Fossa may be the most well-known carnivore on Madagascar, it’s not the only one! The Ring-tailed Vontsira (Galidia elegans), also known as the ring-tailed mongoose, is actually the most common and widespread of Madagascar’s carnivores. These beauties are quite small at 38 cm long (15 inches); they are diurnal, agile, playful, and are proficient swimmers. When not simply being adorable, they spend their time hunting for snacks, such as fish, insects, birds, reptiles, eggs, fruit, and small mammals. They definitely aren’t particular! {Spotted in Madagascar by JungleDragon user, Tarsier} #JungleDragon
    Posted 3 months ago

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The ring-tailed mongoose is a euplerid that lives on the island of Madagascar. There is actually much disagreement about the placement of Madagascar's carnivores including the ring-tailed mongoose, within the phylogenetic tree. Recent molecular work by Anne Yoder et al. reported in the journal "Nature" suggests that the Malagasy Carnivora evolved from a single herpestid ancestor.

The ring-tailed mongoose is relatively small but is the largest member of the subfamily Galidiinae. It is.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Nov 29, 2015. Captured Oct 13, 2015 09:47 in 3B, Madagascar.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm