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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...

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...

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...

Golden Palm Civet 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...

Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus jerdoni
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...

Golden Palm Civet Paradoxurus zeylonensis
2012-12-10 12:00:05

The golden palm civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis) is a small mammal that can be found in Sri Lanka. Its range is fragmented into separate areas, including the Sinharaja Forest area, Uda Walawe National Park, and Wasgomuwa and Yala National Parks. It prefers a habitat in evergreen, monsoon, and lowland forests. The coat of this civet is dark brown to brownish gold in color. Although there is not...

Masked Palm Civet Paguma larvata
2012-11-16 15:05:30

The masked palm civet (Paguma larvata), also known as the gem-faced civet, can be found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Its range includes China and the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, Taiwan, and the island chains of Nicobar and Andaman. It does occur in Japan, but experts do not know if it is native or introduced in that area of its range. It prefers a habitat within temperate...

Panther Genet Genetta maculate
2012-11-05 13:08:30

The panther genet (Genetta maculate), also known as the rusty-spotted genet, is a mammal related to the linsang and the civet. It can be found in many areas of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within many areas including...

Hoses Palm Civet Diplogale hosei
2012-11-01 07:23:14

Hose’s palm civet (Diplogale hosei) is a mammal that can be found in northern Borneo. Within its small range, it is thought to prefer a habitat in montane forests or damp areas, and recent studies have shown that it prefers altitudes between 1,476 to 2,000 feet. Individuals have been spotted in lowland forests, and at altitudes of up to 2,400 feet, so its preferred habitat is debatable....

African Linsang Poiana richardsonii
2012-06-22 15:38:05

The African linsang (Poiana richardsonii) is also known as the oyan and is native to Africa. Its range includes Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon, among other areas. It can be found at elevations of up to 1640 feet in North-east Gabon and as high as 3116 feet in Zaire. This linsang prefers a habitat within thick forests and jungles. The African linsang resembles a cat, but is...

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