Banded linsang

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Banded linsang[1]
Prionodon linsang - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC02704.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Prionodontidae
Genus: Prionodon
Species: P. linsang
Binomial name
Prionodon linsang
(Hardwicke, 1821)
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Banded linsang range

The banded linsang (Prionodon linsang) is a linsang, a tree-dwelling carnivorous mammal of the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and western Java.

Description[edit]

The banded linsang is around 74 cm long including the tail. It is a pale yellow with 5 dark bands. It has broad stripes on its neck and its tail consists of several dark bands with a dark tip. The banded linsang has very sharp retractable claws and razor sharp teeth. It is the rarest of the civets, and is sometimes called the tiger-civet.

Diet[edit]

The banded linsang is carnivorous. Its diet consists of squirrels, rats, birds, and lizards.

Reproduction[edit]

Very little is known about this linsang's reproduction. It is believed that litters of 2-3 are born semiannually in a nest in burrows or hollow trees.[3]

Habitat[edit]

The banded linsang lives in Western Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Western Java, and Thailand. It lives in tropical forests and spends the majority of its time in trees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. 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. & Azlan, M.J. (2008). Prionodon linsang. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  3. ^ Whitfield, Philip, ed. (1984). Macmillan Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia. Macmillan Publishing Company. p. 92. ISBN 0-02-627680-1. 

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