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Paradoxurus (palm civets)

Synonyms: Bondar; Macrodus; Paradoxura; Platischista; Platyschista

Wikipedia Abstract

Paradoxurus is a genus within the viverrid family that was denominated and first described by Frédéric Cuvier in 1822. As of 2005, this genus is defined as comprising three species native to Southeast Asia: \n* the Asian palm civet (P. hermaphroditus) \n* the golden palm civet (P. zeylonensis) \n* the brown palm civet (P. jerdoni) In 2009, it was proposed to also include the golden wet-zone palm civet (P. aureus), the Sri Lankan brown palm civet (P. montanus) and the golden dry-zone palm civet (P. stenocephalus), which are endemic to Sri Lanka.
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0