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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Large-spotted civet

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

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Viverra megaspila in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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