Asian palm civet

species of mammal

The Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) is a type of Viverrid. It comes from South and Southeast Asia. It is a Least Concern species.[3] In Indonesia, it is threatened by poaching and illegal buying and selling of wild animals; buyers use it to make kopi luwak, a type of coffee that is eaten and excreted by the animal.[4]

Asian palm civet
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Paradoxurus
P. hermaphroditus[1]
Binomial name
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus[1]
(Pallas, 1777)
Asian palm civet range: native in green, introduced in red

References change

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Species Paradoxurus hermaphroditus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. Duckworth, J.W.; Timmins, R.J.; Choudhury, A.; Chutipong, W.; Willcox, D.H.A.; Mudappa, D.; Rahman, H.; Widmann, P.; Wilting, A. & Xu, W. (2016). "Paradoxurus hermaphroditus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T41693A45217835.
  3. Timmins, Rob; Group, William Duckworth (IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist; Group), IUCN SSC Deer Specialist; Foundation), Anwaruddin Choudhury (The Rhino; International), Peter Widmann (BirdLife; Research), Andreas Wilting (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife; Delaware), Hasan Rahman (University of; Mudappa, Divya; Volunteer), Wanlop Chutipong (IUCN SSC Small Carnivores Specialist Group (2015-03-03). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  4. Observations of small carnivores in Jakarta wildlife markets, Indonesia, with notes on trade in Javan Ferret Badger Melogale orientalis and on the increasing demand for Common Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus for civet coffee production. Shepherd, C. 2012.