Herpestes semitorquatus uniformis Robinson & Kloss, 1919

Sumatran collared mongoose



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1917

Rediscovered in: 2010 or 2012



Sumatra, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Robinson, H. C. & Kloss, C. B. 1919. On mammals, chiefly from Ophir district, West Sumatra, collected by Mr. E. Jacobson. Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums 7: 299-325.


Other references:

Holden, Jeremy and Meijaard, Erik. (2012). An orange-coloured Collared Mongoose Herpestes semitorquatus from Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Small Carnivore Conservation 47: 26-29.

Ross, J., Gemita, E., Hearn, A. J. & Macdonald, D. W. 2012. The occurrence of reddish-orange mongooses Herpestes in the Greater Sundas and the potential for their field confusion with Malay Weasel Mustela nudipes. Small Carnivore Conservation 46: 8-11.

Schwarz, E. 1947. Colour mutants of the Malay Short-tailed Mongoose, Herpestes brachyurus Gray. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 117: 79-80.


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