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Small-Toothed Palm Civet

Small-Toothed Palm Civet Range Map (S E Asia)
Small-Toothed Palm Civet Range Map (S E Asia)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Arctogalidia trivirgata
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South East Asia
Colour Buff/Tawny
Length 48 - 57.5 cms (18.9 - 22.6 inches)
Tail 56 - 60 cms (22 - 23.6 inches)
Weight 2 - 2.7 kgs (4.4 - 6 lbs)
Life Expectancy

11 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Small-Toothed Palm Civets have a body length between 48 and 57.5 cms (18.9 - 22.6 inches), a tail length between 56 and 60 cms (22 - 23.6 inches) and they weigh between 2 and 2.7 kgs (4.4 - 6 lbs).

Their short fur is buff or tawny in colour with three distinct dark brown or black stripes on their back that run the length of their body.

Like other palm civets, they are solitary, nocturnal, and arboreal.


Small-Toothed Palm Civets can be found in the dense forests of south east Asia.


Small-Toothed Palm Civets feed on fruits, insects, small mammals, frogs, lizards and birds.


After a gestation period of 45 days, Small-Toothed Palm Civets give birth to an average of three youngsters. At 11 days they open their eyes and at 2 months old they are weaned.

They have no set mating season and they can have up to 2 litters each year.



Subspecies of the Small-Toothed Palm Civet are:

Arctogalidia trivirgata bancana
Arctogalidia trivirgata fusca
Arctogalidia trivirgata inornata
Arctogalidia trivirgata leucotis
Arctogalidia trivirgata macra
Arctogalidia trivirgata major
Arctogalidia trivirgata millsi
Arctogalidia trivirgata minor
Arctogalidia trivirgata simplex
Arctogalidia trivirgata stigmaticus
Arctogalidia trivirgata sumatrana
Arctogalidia trivirgata tingia
Arctogalidia trivirgata trilineata
Arctogalidia trivirgata trivirgata

Interesting Facts

Small-Toothed Palm Civets are also known as:
Three-Striped Palm Civet

Similar Animals

African Palm Civet
Asian Palm Civet
Banded Palm Civet
Golden Palm Civet
Hose's Palm Civet
Jerdon's Palm Civet
Masked Palm Civet
Owston's Palm Civet


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