The small Indian mongoose was originally found across southeast Asia from Pakistan to the south coast of China, and throughout the Malay Peninsula and Java (Corbet and Hill 1992). However, this species has been widely introduced, including to the West Indies, South America, Japan, Europe and several Pacific islands, to help control rodent and snake populations (Nellis and Everard 1983, Tyrtkovic and Krystufek 1990, Ogura et al. 1998).
Biogeographic Regions: oriental (Native )Rights Holder
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: Lutz, J. 2003. "Herpestes javanicus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link