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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- Prionodon linsang
- German: Bänderlinsang
- Spanish: Linsang rayado
- French: Linsang rayé
- Italian: Linsango fasciato
- Dutch: Gestreepte linsang
- Russian: Полосатый линзанг
- Swedish: Bandlinsang
- Thai: ชะมดแปลงลายแถบ
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)