IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Banded Civet occurs in the Sundaicsubregion: in Peninsular Myanmar (Pocock 1939), Peninsular Thailand (Kitamuraet al. 2010, Chutiponget al. 2014), Malaysia (Peninsular: e.g., Kawanishi and Sunquist 2004, Hedgeset al. 2013; Malaysian Borneo: e.g., Mathaiet al. 2010, Matsubayashiet al. 2011), Indonesia (Mentawai Islands [Sipora Island, South Pagai Island], Kalimantan, Sumatra; e.g., Schreiber et al. 1989, Holden 2006, Samejima and Semiadi 2012)and Brunei (Bennett2014). The northernmost Thai record is from 1253N (Chutipong et al. 2014) and the northernmost in Myanamr is from 1009N (Than Zaw et al. 2008).Several sources list Banded Civet for Vietnam, but no credible evidence of wild occurrence has been traced and it is unlikely to occur there naturally.

There are no recent records in Myanmar (Than Zaw et al. 2008). It has been camera-trapped at several locations in peninsular Thailand (Chutipong et al.2014) and Malaysia (Hedges et al. 2013, S. Mohamad pers. comm. 2014). On Borneo, it is one of the most frequently detected small carnivores in most spot-lighting and camera trap surveys in Sabah, where it has been recorded across the state (Payne et al. 1998, Brodie and Giordano 2011, Ross et al. in prep. a). It is also one of the more frequently detected species in Sarawak (e.g. Mathai 2010). In Kalimantan it has not been recorded in the peat-swamp forests of Sabangau National Park (Cheyne et al. 2010), but it has been detected in peat swamp forest in Berbak National Park, Sumatra (ZSL Indonesia programme pers. comm. 2014). In Sumatra, Holden (2006) detected the species infrequently in lowland primary forest in Kerinci Seblat National Park; however in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park it is found commonly at higher elevations (McCarthy and Fuller 2014, H. Wibisono pers. comm. 2014).

It has been found fromsea-levelup to 1,660 m a.s.l.(WWF-Malaysiapers. comm. 2014).


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