Common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

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Common palm civet climbing down a tree
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • One of the most widespread civets, the common palm civet is found across central, south and southeastern Asia.
  • The common palm civet has a broad diet, ranging from rats and insects to fruits such as mangos and bananas.
  • An arboreal species, the common palm civet is well adapted for living in forests but will also live in areas near humans.
  • The common palm civet is mainly nocturnal and crepuscular, coming out at night, dawn, and dusk.
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Common palm civet description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyViverridae
GenusParadoxurus (1)

Information on the common palm civet is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Mentawai palm civet.
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Common palm civet status

This species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix III of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (September, 2010)
    http://www.cites.org
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