Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[Mammalogy • 2013] Photographic Documentation of Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus jerdoni in Maharashtra, India, north of its known range


Fig. 2. Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus jerdoni photographed in Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka, India, in November 2011
Photo: Harshal Bhosale

Abstract 
Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus jerdoni is a small carnivore endemic to the Western Ghats, India. It occurs throughout the south-ern Western Ghats, from Achankovil Reserved Forest (Kerala) to the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary (Goa), but until now was not recorded in the northern Western Ghats, north of the state of Goa. Two records from the state of Maharashtra extend its known range north by about 200 km: a photograph near Amboli, and a sighting even further north in Chandoli National Park. The forest of Amboli is structurally connected to the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa, but connectivity with Chandoli National Park is now severely limited for this forest-dwelling small carnivore (see p. 39 for a record from 75 km further north).
Keywords: Amboli, Chandoli National Park, extension of known range, northernmost records


H. S. BHOSALE, G. A. PUNJABI and R. BARDAPURKAR. 2013. Photographic Documentation of Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus jerdoni in Maharashtra, India, north of its known range. Small Carnivore Conservation. 49: 37–39. 



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