Order : Carnivora
Family : Herpestidae
Subfamily : Galidiinae
Facts about the subfamily Galidiinae, the Malagasy mongooses
range:Â the subfamily Galidiinae is restricted to the island of Madagascar; those of the subfamily Herpestinae are distributed throughout Africa (except the Sahara), and from the Middle East and Arabian peninsula across southern Asia to SE Asia and Indonesia.
The subfamily Galidiinae is endemic to Madagascar.