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2010-09-30 06:04:09

The small nocturnal Asian palm civet, a carnivore that is famous for excreting coffee beans that are used in gourmet blends and recipes, has been discovered by French scientists to actually be one of three species of civets.

2006-02-02 10:13:54

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A new study of Africa's most endangered carnivores has called for urgent action to save beasts such as the lion, cheetah and Ethiopian wolf from major threats to survival such as hunting and conflict with humans.

2005-10-04 10:41:10

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A species of bats in China might have been the source of the SARS epidemic in 2003, a Chinese health expert said on Tuesday, adding that the creatures probably passed it to civet cats, which then passed it to humans.

2005-10-04 06:47:19

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A species of bats in China might have been the source of the SARS epidemic in 2003, a Chinese health expert said on Tuesday, adding that the creatures probably passed it to civet cats, which then passed it to humans.

2005-09-11 12:01:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported on Friday.

2005-09-10 09:41:20

Scientists in China say they have found a genetic relative of the human SARS virus in a local species of bat, raising the possibility that the bats were a primary source of the disease when it was transmitted to humans.

2005-09-09 21:49:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported on Friday.

2005-09-09 21:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported on Friday.

2005-08-30 14:40:30

A far wider range of wildlife species could be at risk from bird flu, warns a biologist from the University of East Anglia.

2005-08-25 22:42:45

HANOI (Reuters) - The bird flu virus which has killed more than 60 people in Asia and is heading West has been found in three civets which died at a Vietnamese national park, an official said on Friday.


Latest Viverrids Reference Libraries

Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
2013-06-07 14:01:12

The large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) is species that can be found in Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, northeast India, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It prefers a habitat within a variety of areas, including primary and secondary evergreen and deciduous forests. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,429 feet. It holds five recognized subspecies that occur throughout its range, and some experts assert that a sixth subspecies should be...

Malayan Civet, Viverra tangalunga
2013-06-07 13:21:50

The Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga), also known as the oriental civet or the Malay civet, is a member of the Viverridae family which contains linsangs and genets. This civet can only be found on the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Bangka, the Philippines, the Rhio Archipelago, and the Malay Peninsula. It prefers a wide variety of habitats including forests, the outer areas of villages, and cultivated lands. It has been found at elevations up to 3,608 feet in Kelabit Upland in Sarawak and 2,952...

Asiatic Linsang, Prionodon
2013-05-17 11:20:07

The Asiatic linsang (Prionodon) is a genus that contains two species of linsangs, and it is the only genus in the Prionodontidae family. The two species, the banded linsang and the spotted linsang, were previously classified in the Viverrinae subfamily, but studies have shown that they differed enough to warrant their own distinct classification. Despite their extreme resemblance to members of the Felidae family, they are not as closely related to genets as African linsangs. The term linsang...

Golden Paradoxurus
2013-04-29 15:50:54

The golden paradoxurus (Paradoxurus aureus), also known as the golden wet-zone palm civet or the golden palm civet, is native to Sri Lanka. It prefers a habitat within damp forests, submontane forests, and possibly cloud forests located in the Knuckles Mountain Range, the Central Highlands, and Namunukula. Members of this species can be golden brown to reddish brown in color with no special markings, although the underbelly is pale in color. It was once classified with Paradoxurus...

Brown Palm Civet
2013-04-29 15:47:02

The brown palm civet (Paradoxurus jerdoni), also known as Jerdon's palm civet, is native to the Western Ghats in India. Its range is relatively small, extending from Castle Rock in Goa south to the Western Ghats in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. The Sulawesi palm civet is sometimes referred to as the brown palm civet because it is brown, but it is a distinct species. The brown palm civet holds two recognized subspecies. The brown palm civet is around the same size as the common palm...

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