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Jerdon's Palm Civet

Jerdon's Palm Civet
Photographer: Kalyanvarma

Jerdon's Palm Civet Range Map (India)
Jerdon's Palm Civet Range Map (India)

Latin Name Paradoxurus jerdoni
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location India
Colour Brown
Length 48 - 59 cms (19 - 23 inches)
Tail 40 - 53.5 cms (15.75 - 21 inches)
Weight 2.4 - 4 Kgs (5.3 - 8.8 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Jerdon's Palm Civets have a body length between 48 and 59 cms (19 - 23 inches) a tail length between 40 and 53.5 cms (15.75 - 21 inches) and they weigh between 2.4 and 4 kgs (5.3 - 8.8 lbs).

They are brown in colour with dark brown or black markings on their face and legs.


Jerdon's Palm Civets can be found in the Western Ghats, India.


Jerdon's Palm Civets mainly feed on fruits but they will also eat rodents, birds, and insects.




Subspecies of Jerdon's Palm Civet are:

Paradoxurus jerdoni jerdoni
Paradoxurus jerdoni caniscus

Interesting Facts

Jerdon's Palm Civets are also known as:
Brown Palm Civet

Similar Animals

African Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Banded Palm Civet
Golden Palm Civet
Hose's Palm Civet
Owston's Palm Civet
Small-Toothed Palm Civet
Sulawesi Palm Civet


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