New detection of a 30-year-old population of introduced mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus on Kyushu Island, Japan


The small Indian mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus, which was recently determined to be a separate species from the Javan mongoose H. javanicus, is one of the most notorious invasive predators known. A population of Herpestes sp. was recently reported at Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu Island, one of the main Japanese islands. Surprisingly, the trapping… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9809-5


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