Hierarchy contributed by the species page author
<a target='_blank' href='http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1'>Accessed through GBIF data portal, GBIF Backbone Taxonomy</a>
<a target='_blank' href='www.iucnredlist.org'>IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Exported on 12 January 2012</a>
|Scientific Name||Viverricula indica|
|Author||É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire|
The female has six ventral teats, and has usually four or five young at a birth.
Length, head and body, 22 or 23 inches; tail 16 or 17.
Tawny gray or grayish-brown, with several longitudinal lines. or streaks on the back and croup; the side spotted more or less in rows; some transverse bands on the sides of the neck, and also a few indistinct lines ; abdomen without spots ; head darker, with a black stripe from the ear to the shoulder ; tail long, with eight or nine complete dark rings.
It lives in holes in the ground or in banks, occasionally under rocks, or in dense thickets, now and then taking shelter in drains and out-houses. These animals dwell in forests or detached woods and copses, whence they wander freely into the open country by day (occasionally at least) as well as by night. They are solitary and single wanderers, even the pair being seldom seen together, and they feed promiscuously upon small animals, bird's eggs, snakes, frogs, insects ; besides some fruits or roots.
Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Hunting for the civet, which is used as a fixative in the perfume industry.