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Banded Linsang (Prionodon linsang)

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 by in Carnivores | 2 comments

Prionodon linsang

Number 0386

The banded linsang is a viverrid, a carnivore in the style of civets and genets: slender, long, cat-like hunters, graceful of movement and beautiful of coat. Banded linsangs live in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. They make nests out of sticks and leaves between tree roots or in burrows, and they eat small mammals, such as squirrels and spiny rats; birds and bird eggs; lizards; and insects. Walker’s Mammals of the World assures us that “unlike many viverrids, Prionodon seems to be free from odor.”

Coco drew a linsang as well.

Banded linsang by Coco, age 12

2 Comments

  1. “Free from odor”?!?

    Great drawings, you two! You’re both getting better by the day!

  2. Thanks dad you’re getting better by the day too!

    “Free from odor?” I wish the rats were “free from odor.”

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