IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Sri Lankan spotted or white-spotted chevotrain (Moschiola meminna)

The Sri Lankan spotted chevotrain lives in deciduous vegetation formations, forests and home gardens, as well as coconut plantations, and other cultivated habitats in the dry zone of Sri Lanka (2), except for the southwestern quarter and the central mountain range (3). It is seldom far from water (4). The yellow-striped chevotrain (M. kathygre) replaces it in the wetzone of Sri Lanka (2).

It is 54-60 cm long and weighs about 3.13 kg as an adult. The dull dirt-brown coat has 3-4 dotted white stripes going longitudinally along the flank

It is nocturnal. There are 1-2 young in a litter. The newborn weighs about 319g.

Moschiola meminna also included the yellow-striped chevotrain (M. kathygre) and the Indian spotted chevotrain (M. indica).


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