Websites about the biology of the Viverridae, or viverrids. This is a family of the carnivores, and includes civets, linsangs, genets, palm civets, toddy cats, binturong, and fossas. This family is native to southern Europe, Africa and Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines. Viverrids apparently radiated on Madagascar, where there are a number of endemic genera. The family includes 34 species currently placed in 20 genera.
ARKive: Banded Civet: Hemigalus derbyanus
Factsheet with description and images.
ARKive: Binturong (Arctictis binturong)
Factsheet with description, biology, status, photos and videos.
Binturong
Fact sheet with photo and range map provided by San Diego zoo.
Binturong
Photograph and information from the Carnivore Preservation Trust on this species including a description, behavior, prey, habitat, range, biology and the threats it faces.
Binturongs
Photos and facts about this species.
Civettictis civetta: African Civet
Description, reproduction, behavior and conservation status, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
Common Genet: Genetta genetta
Photographs, video and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Cryptoprocta ferox
Brief account of the biology of the Fossa of Madagascar.
Falanouc (Eupleres goudotii)
Information on this endangered species found only in Madagascar.
Family Viverridae (Civets, Genets, Linsangs, and Relatives)
Information from the Animal Diversity Web including classification, descriptions, photographs and images of skulls and jawbones.
Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Fact sheet from EDGE, a conservation organization that focuses specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history.
Fossa fossana: Malagasy Civet
Description, reproduction, behavior and conservation status, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
Fossa: Cryptoprocta ferox
Photographs, videos and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Genet
Factsheet on this small carnivore.
Genetta angolensis
Description, biology and conservation status of the Angolan genet, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
Nandinia binotata: African Palm Civet
Photograph, description, biology, behavior and conservation status, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
Description, biology, behavior and conservation status of the Asian palm civet, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
Poiana richardsonii: African Linsang
Description, range, reproduction, behavior and conservation status, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
Tupaia tana: Large Tree Shrew
Description, range, reproduction, behavior and conservation status, provided by the Animal Diversity Web.
The ‘weird’ predatory fossa of Madagascar is threatened
The BBC reports that the odd-looking, cat-like fossa, the largest carnivore on the island of Madagascar, faces an uncertain future. (February 04, 2011)
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April 26, 2015 at 22:49:36 UTC
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