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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Large-spotted civet

In Thai: ชะมดแผงสันหางดำ

Binomial name: Viverra megaspila, Edward Blyth, 1862

The large-spotted civet (Viverra megaspila) is a viverrid native to Southeast Asia that is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.

Taxonomic history

Reginald Innes Pocock considered V. megaspila and V. civettina to be distinct species. Ellerman and Morrison-Scott considered V. civettina a subspecies of V. megaspila.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Viverridae
Genus
Viverra
Species
Viverra megaspila

Common names

  • German: Großfleck-Zibetkatze
  • Spanish:
    • Civeta de manchas grandes
    • Manchada
  • French: Civette à grandes taches
  • Italian: Civetta dalle grandi macchie
  • Dutch: Grootvlekkige civetkat
  • Russian:
    • Крупнопятнистая виверра
    • крупнопятнистая цивета
    • малайская виверра
  • Thai: ชะมดแผงสันหางดำ

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Large-spotted civet, Viverra megaspila in Thailand
Range map of Viverra megaspila in Thailand