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Species of Thailand

Banded linsang

Prionodon linsang, Thomas Hardwicke, 1821

(In Thai: ชะมดแปลงลายแถบ)

The banded linsang (Prionodon linsang) is a linsang, a tree-dwelling carnivorous mammal of the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and western Java.


The banded linsang is around 74 cm long including the tail. It is a pale yellow with 5 dark bands. It has broad stripes on its neck and its tail consists of several dark bands with a dark tip. The banded linsang has very sharp retractable claws and razor sharp teeth. It is the rarest of the civets, and is sometimes called the tiger-civet.


The banded linsang is carnivorous. Its diet consists of squirrels, rats, birds, and lizards.


Very little is known about this linsang's reproduction. It is believed that litters of 2-3 are born semiannually in a nest in burrows or hollow trees.


The banded linsang lives in Western Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Western Java, and Thailand. It lives in tropical forests and spends the majority of its time in trees.

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Scientific classification

Prionodon linsang

Common names

  • German: Bänderlinsang
  • Spanish: Linsang rayado
  • French: Linsang rayé
  • Italian: Linsango fasciato
  • Dutch: Gestreepte linsang
  • Russian: Полосатый линзанг
  • Swedish: Bandlinsang
  • Thai: ชะมดแปลงลายแถบ

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Prionodon linsang, banded linsang - Khao Sok National Park

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Prionodon linsang, banded linsang - Khao Sok National Park
Banded linsang - Kui Buri National Park

Range Map

Distribution map of Banded linsang, Prionodon linsang in Thailand
  • Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Lam Khlong Ngu National Park
  • Mae Nam Phachi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Prionodon linsang in Thailand