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Borneo Striped Palm Civet

Arctogalidia trivirgata stigmaticus


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.


Found up on the spiky fig tree (Ficus cucurbitina) one night :


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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Sabah, Malaysia

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

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