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Jerdon's Palm Civet[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Paradoxurus
Species: P. jerdoni
Binomial name
Paradoxurus jerdoni
Blanford, 1885

Jerdon's Palm Civet (Paradoxurus jerdoni), also called the Brown Palm Civet, is a civet endemic to Western Ghats, India.

It is distributed in the Palni, Nilgiri and Anamalai hills, Travancore and Coorg (Pocock 1939, Corbet & Hill 1992, Mudappa 1998) particularly at an altitude ranging between 500 and 1300 m.

There are two subspecies, the nominate P. j. jerdoni, and P. j. caniscus.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 551. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.  
  2. ^ Muddapa D. & Choudbury, A. (2008). Paradoxurus jerdoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.


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