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Some 9 Species of Wild Civet In India

Today we are going to talk about some species of Wild Civet in India. These species are known as carnivorous mammals of the Viverridae family inhabiting the rainforests of Asia and Africa. There are a large number of species of Civet in India. And the Civet species is hunted for nocturnal mammal skin and bush flesh. Malayan civet and African civet are two more well-known civet species found in the Indian subcontinent. So let us gather some more information about some species of Wild Civet in India.

1. Small Indian Civet


Some 9 Species of Wild Civet In India

The Scientific name of Small Indian Civet is Viverricula indica. This type of Civet is a Civet native to South and Southeast Asia. Small Indian Civet adapts to a variety of living conditions such as meadows, shrubs and agricultural areas. This type of civet is known as an attractive small species and is found in large numbers in India.

This animal is a coarse fur that ranges in color from pale yellow to brown. Small Indian Civet usually has many longitudinal black or brown bands on the back and along the shoreline. Small Indian Civet's ears are short and round.

2. Asian Palm Civet


Asian Palm Civet

The scientific name of Asian Palm Civet is Paradoxurus hermaphroditus. This civite lives in South and Southeast Asia. Asian Palm Civet is listed as an IUCN Red List Concern because this species adapts to a wide range of habitats and hunts for shrub meat.

In Indonesia, the Asian Palm Civet is threatened by poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Asian Palm Civet is usually gray in color. The Asian Palm Civet has a white mask on its forehead and a small white patch under each eye. The Asian Palm Civet has a white spot on each side of the nostril and a narrow black line between the eyes.

3. Binturong


Binturong

The Scientific name of Binturong is Arctictis binturong. This type of civet is known as a viverrid species and is found only in the mountains of the Northeast. Binturong is only recorded in Manas National Park in Assam. This type of civet is also known as bearcat.

Binturong is unusual in most of its range. This type of civet is long and heavy. Binturong has a thick coat of coarse black hair. This animal is thick in the bush and precinct tail roots and is slowly tapering. Binturong's eyes are large, dark and prominent.

4. Brown Palm Civet


Brown Palm Civet

The scientific name of Brown Palm Civet is Paradoxurus jerdoni. This type of civet is also called Jerdon's palm civet. This species is endemic to the rainforests of the Western Ghats in South India. The Brown Palm Civet mostly appears in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.

This type of civet is a nocturnal animal. Brown Palm Civet spends most of the day on fruit and liana. This animal has a uniform brown palate and is darker around the head, neck, shoulders, legs and tail. Brown Palm Civet's tail is sometimes white or pale-yellow in color.

5. Large Indian Civet


Large Indian Civet

The Scientific name of the Large Indian Civet is Viverra zibetha. This type of Civet is found only in the northeastern Indian state and Southeast Asia. Large Indian Civet spend most of their time on the land and hunt heavily for wild meat. Large Indian Civet has a black spine on the back.

The sides and lower surface of the neck of the Large Indian Civet are striped with black stripes and white spaces in between. The tail of this species has a variable number of full black and white rings. Large Indian Civet's claws are retractable and the soles of its feet are hairy.

6. Large Spotted Civet


Large Spotted Civet

The Scientific name of Large Spotted Civet is Viverra megaspila. This spotted civet is known as another species of scary viverrid. Large Spotted Civet is native to Southeast Asia. And the Large Spotted Civet is found only in some places in the North East Indian States.

This Civet is described as silver-gray to golden-buff or black to brown patterned and a color different from large. Large Spotted Civet is distinguished by scattered or vertical stripes behind the shoulders. This civet is found in evergreen, deciduous and arid dipterocarp forests at altitudes below 300 m.

7. Malabar Large Spotted Civet


Malabar Large Spotted Civet

The scientific name of Malabar Large Spotted Civet is Viverra civettina. This type of Civet is listed as a critically endangered species of viverrid endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Malabar Large Spotted Civet is known as one of the largest species of animal found in the world.

Malabar Large Spotted Civet is a living spot in the Western Ghats of India. Malabar Large Spotted Civet has dark marks on the cheeks and large transverse dark marks on the back and sides. Malabar Large Spotted Civet has two diagonal dark lines on its neck.

Malabar Large Spotted Civet's throat and throat are white. A menu begins between the shoulders of Malabar Large Spotted Civet. The tail of Malabar Large Spotted Civet is rinsed with a dark band and its legs are darker.

8. Masked Palm Civet


Masked Palm Civet

The scientific name of Masked Palm Civet is Paguma larvata. This animal is a small species of civet. Masked Palm Civet is found in the forests of the Indian subcontinent. This civet is considered a single species and preys on bush meat. The Masked Palm Civet is listed as a least concern on the IUCN Red List because this species is found in many protected areas.

Masked Palm Civet's fur is red and Masked Palm Civet's face is black and white. The tail of the masked Palm Civet is more than two-thirds the length of the head and body.

9. Small Toothed Palm Civet


Small Toothed Palm Civet

The Scientific name of Small Toothed Palm Civet is Arctogalidia trivirgata. This type of civet is also known as a three striped palm civet. This type of Civet lives mostly in the dense forests of Southeast Asia. Small Toothed Palm Civet is found only in Assam district and some other states in North East India. Small Toothed Palm Civet is blackish brown.

The Small Toothed Palm Civet has black claws and three black long stripes on the back. This animal has short fur. The text of the Small Toothed Palm Civet is brown with white brown extending from the nose to the forehead.