Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53934

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Viverridae
Genus:Arctogalidia
Genus species:Arctogalidia trivirgata

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:51 cm
Weight:2.4 kg
Identification:The small-toothed palm civet can be silver, buff, or dark-brown in color. It has three thin, dark stripes running down its back and a white streak in the middle of its nose.
Habitat:Dense forests
Diet:Omnivore: insects, small mammals, birds, lizards, frogs, fruit
Reproduction:There is no set breeding season for this species. Dens are built in trees. Gestation lasts 45 days, with three young being born. Females usually have two litters each year. Civets can live up to 11 years in the wild.
Civets are solitary.
Behavior:The main features of a civet's behavior is that it is arboreal and nocturnal.
Status:Threatened: deforestation
Interesting Facts:The main interest man has in the civet is collecting musk from the pods, or glands, near the reproductive organs of the female and male. It is accordingly used in some of the best perfumes.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern Asia Date:1968-01 Subjects:mongoose
Small-toothed palm civet
Arctogalidia
Viverridae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animal
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53934