|Brown-tailed mongoose (Salanoia concolor)|
Salanoia is a genus of euplerid carnivoran with two currently described species found in Madagascar. They are mongoose-like, which is reflected in the older versions of their English names, for example brown-tailed mongoose which is now called brown-tailed vontsira. The name Salanoia is derived from salano, one of the vernacular names for Salanoia concolor.
In 2010, the two described members of the genus were referred to by the common name vontsira in announcements of the discovery of Durrell's vontsira. Vontsira is a Malagasy vernacular name that seems to apply to a few local species of local mongoose-like carnivores in the related genera Salanoia, Galidia, and Galidictis.
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- Media related to Salanoia at Wikimedia Commons