Malabar civet (Viverra civettina)

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Stuffed Malabar civet specimen
IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered CRITICALLY
ENDANGERED

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  • The Malabar civet is endemic to the Western Ghats
  • The major threats to the Malabar civet are habitat loss and degredation
  • There have been no published records of the Malabar civet for more than ten years
  • Classified as Extinct 1978 the Malabar civet was rediscovered nine years later
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Malabar civet description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyViverridae
GenusViverra (1)

Information on the Malabar civet (Viverra civettina) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Malabar large-spotted civet.
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Malabar civet status

The Malabar civet is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix III of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (July, 2011)
    http://www.cites.org
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Stuffed Malabar civet specimen  
Stuffed Malabar civet specimen

© NVK Ashraf

NVK Ashraf
http://www.wti.org.in/

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