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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Viverrinae — civets commonly found in Southeast Asia.

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  • proper n. A genus of carnivores which comprises the civets.


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Latin viverra ("ferret")


  • Three relatively large mammals occur in the ecoregion: long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis), and Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga).

    Luzon tropical pine forests

  • Other mammals include binturong Arctictis binturong, anteater Manis javanicus, oriental small-clawed otter Amblonyx cinerea, palm civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, oriental civet Viverra tangalunga and crab eating macaque Maccaca fasicularis.

    Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

  • One of the most threatened Indian mammals, the Malabar civet (Viverra civettina, CR), is known only from the Malabar Plains, which are densely populated and the focus of most development activities.

    Biological diversity in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka

  • The mammal assemblage also includes several threatened species such as the tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), great Indian civet (Viverra zibetha), and four-horned antelope or chousingha (Tetracerus quadricornis).

    Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests

  • Three mammal species, Nilgiri langur (Semnopithecus johnii), Malabar large-spotted civet (Viverra civettina), and Jerdon's civet (Paradoxurus jerdoni), also extend into the montane rain forests and the semi-deciduous coastal forests on either side, whereas the shrew Suncus dayi is also found in the coastal forests.

    South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

  • In addition to the endangered tiger, there are several other threatened mammal species, such as the capped langur (Semnopithecus pileatus), smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), Oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea), and great Indian civet (Viverra zibetha).

    Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests

  • The Malabar civet (Viverra civettina) is a near-endemic species that also inhabits the southern Western Ghats ecoregion.

    North Western Ghats montane rain forests

  • Eastern opossum, which Dr. Gray has described as Cuscus ornatus; the little flying opossum, Belideus ariel; a Civet cat, Viverra zebetha; and nice species of bats, most of the smaller ones being caught in the dusk with my butterfly net as they flew about before the house.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Of all the carnivorous animals of the Archipelago the only one found in the Moluccas is the Viverra tangalunga, which inhabits both Batchian and Bouru, and probably come of the other islands.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Viverra tangalunga, which has a still wider range; and (3) a Deer, which seems to be the same as the Rusa hippelaphus of Java, and was probably introduced by man at an early period.

    The Malay Archipelago


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