Malabar civet

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Malabar civet

Order : Carnivora
Family : Viverridae
Subfamily : Viverrinae
Species : Viverra civettina

 

Keywords: white

The Malabar civet, malabar large-spotted civet is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
India
Malabar civet habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Malabar civet

Maximum longevity : 15 years

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Malabar civet

Once considered a separate species, the Malabar civet is now considered a subspecies of large spotted civet, as Viverra megaspila civettina.

civet Viverra civettina Blyth, 1862 Distribution The Malabar civet is

The Malabar Civet is a strange looking creature. (Full text)

Nandakumar of the Sri Venkateswara University, who has done extensive research on the fauna of the Seshachalam hills, confirms the presence of the Small Indian Civet in the Tirumala hill ranges while the Malabar civet is seen predominantly in the coastal districts of Kerala. (Full text)

The Malabar civet is on the threshold of extinction and 173 species have been listed as threatened.

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