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Borneo Striped Palm Civet

Arctogalidia trivirgata stigmaticus

Description:

A nocturnal civet having a rest after eating quite some fruits. There were 3-4 of them on this spiky fig tree (Ficus cucurbitina). The small-toothed palm civet may be found across Southeast Asia but the Borneo subspecies (Arctogalidia trivirgata stigmaticus) is quite distinct and could be a separate species upon further taxonomy revision. Epiphytic fig like this spiky fig depends on arboreal animals like this civet to disperse its seeds onto another host tree.

Habitat:

Found up on the spiky fig tree (Ficus cucurbitina) one night : https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/37...

Notes:

This was recorded during our few days observation to document the ecological value of this fig species as an important species for our reforestation projects.

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ChunXingWong
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ChunXingWong

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 4, 2020
Submitted on Nov 26, 2020

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