Paguma larvata (C. E. H. Smith, 1827) — Overview

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IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Recent records include China (Hubei province, Zhang pers. comm.), Lao PDR (Duckworth, 1997), Peninsular Malaysia (Azlan, 2003; Kawanishi and Sunquist, 2004; Laidlaw pers. comm.), Borneo (Simons, 1987; Blundell, 1996; Gonner, 1997; van Strien, 2001), Sumatra (Berghaeir, 1995), Thailand (Rabinowitz, 1991; Grassman, 1998) and Viet Nam (Long and Minh Hoang 2006, Veron, pers. obs.), Myanmar (Than Zaw et al. in press), Cambodia (J. L. Walmart pers. comm.), India (Choudhury 1997). In India it extends west to Kashmir (Pocock 1939); recent records for the western portion of its range (including Nepal) have not been checked for. Brooks and Dutson (1994) saw the species in the Gede/Pangrango National Park in Java, however, the species had not otherwise been recorded for the island and the authors suggested that it was probably introduced.

Payne et al. (1985) underestimated the range in southern Borneo. A specimen from Barito River (van Strien, 2001) suggest that this is part of the range. Also records from S. Wain and Belayan River (G. Frederiksson in litt to E. Meijaard), and Mahakam Lages (Gonner 1997); probably also in Danau Sentarum NP (Jeanes and Meijaard, 2000); and reported from G. Niut (Simons, 1987) and G. Palung (Blundell, 1996).

This species is found in China from Szechuan to Fukien and the southeast coast of Yunnan, west along the Himalayas to Kashmir, in Indochina, Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, and the Andaman Islands, it was also reported from Japan in the 1980s (Lekagul and McNeely, 1988). It has also been recorded from Koh yao (9 00 N, 98 00 E) off Thailand and Rutland (11 25 N, 92 40 E) of India (Meiri, 2005).


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