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Hemigalus derbyanus

Hemigalus derbyanus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia
Familia: Viverridae
Subfamilia: Hemigalinae
Genus: Hemigalus
Species: Hemigalus derbyanus

Name

Hemigalus derbyanus (Gray, 1837)

References

* Hemigalus derbyanus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2-volume set(3rd ed).


Vernacular names
English: Banded Palm Civet

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The Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus) is a civet found in the tall forests of Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.[1] Though it lives in the forests, it spends much of its time on the ground.

The Banded Palm Civet has a long pointed face, reminiscent of insectivorous mammals. It has a long body set on short legs, and five toes on each foot with retractable claws. It looks very similar to Owston's Palm Civet (Chrotogale owstoni), except that it lacks spots on its body, and the hair on its neck points upwards instead of down along the neck. It has short, dense fur that is generally a dark cream/buff color with four to five dark bands on its back. Its tail has two dark bands and the latter half of the tail is dark brown to black. There is a dark brown stripe that extends down the length of the top of the muzzle, and two stripes that extend from the top middle of the eye to the inside corner of the ears. There are two areas of white above and below each eye, and the muzzle is darker than the rest of the face.

References

1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (16 November 2005). "Order Carnivora". in Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14000362.
2. ^ Hon, J., Azlan, M.J. & Duckworth, J.W. (2008). Hemigalus derbyanus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 16 Oct 2008. Listed as Vulnerable (VU A2cd+3c v3.1)

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