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Banded Palm Civet

The Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus) is a species of civet found in Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Though its habitat is forests with tall trees, it spends most of its time on the ground.

The Banded Palm Civet has a long pointed face, long body and short legs. Each foot has five toes with retractable claws. It is similar in appearance to Owston’s Palm Civet (Chrotogale owstoni), though it lacks the spots on its body, and the hair on the back of the neck points upwards instead of down along the neck. The fur is short and thick and is mostly a dark cream or beige color. It has four to five dark bands on the back. There are two dark tail bands and the latter half of the tail is solid colored, dark brown to black.

There is a dark brown stripe that extends down the length of the top of the muzzle, and two stripes that extend from the top middle of the eye to the inside corner of the ears. There are two areas of white above and below each eye, and the muzzle is darker than the rest of the face.

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Banded Palm Civet


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