|Scientific Name||Viverra civettina|
|References||Viverra civettina Blyth, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 31: 332. 1882|
Head and body length varies from 700 to 800 mm. A mane of black erectile hairs extending from between the shoulders to the entire length of tail. Soles of feet almost naked. Body colour distinctly yellow with large black spots at the hinder part. Tail has incomplete yellow rings. Seen in wooded plains and adjoining hill slopes including non-forest areas.
Low elevation wet forests
India: Western Ghats from Honnavar in Karnataka to Kannya Kumari in Tamil Nadu.