Does any one have any thoughts, or any up to date info, on the specific status of black mongoose Galerella nigrata?
HMW seems to treat it as a morph of common slender mongoose. Whereas others treat it as a full species:
I took the attached picture at Waterberg, Namibia, presuming it to be this ‘species’. It does, however, look rather similar to some photos I’ve seen labelled dwarf mongooose; I know some populations of this species get very dark. So any thoughts on the photo would also be appreciated.