Scientific Name : Arctogalidia trivirgata
Family : Viverridae
Order : Carnivora
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Three Stripped Palm, Civet, Three-striped Palm Civet
Habitat : Forest
Description : The small-toothed palm civet is a small to medium-sized mammal, measuring about 38-50 cm in length (excluding the tail) and weighing around 1-2 kg. It has a slender body, short legs, and a long, tapering tail. The fur is generally dark brown or black, with three white stripes running along the body.
The small-toothed palm civet is found in lowland rainforests, but can also be found in secondary forests, plantations, and even suburban areas.
The small-toothed palm civet is an omnivore, feeding on a variety of insects, small mammals, birds, fruits, and seeds.
The small-toothed palm civet is a solitary animal and is primarily nocturnal, meaning that it is active at night. During the day, it rests in tree hollows, dense vegetation, or abandoned nests of birds or squirrels.
The small-toothed palm civet breeds throughout the year, with females giving birth to one or two offspring after a gestation period of around two months. The young are weaned after 2-3 months and become independent at around 6-9 months of age.
The small-toothed palm civet is classified as "least concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but is threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation, as well as hunting for its meat and fur.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:Wikipedia , iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Mikael Bauer(www.inaturalist.org/people/manuel_ruedi), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.