Nandinia binotata binotata
English : African Palm Civet
French : Nandinie, Civette palmiste africaine
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Nandiniidae
Notes : 3 other subspecies known.
Body length of 62 cm, tail length of 76 cm, weight of 3 kg. Very long furry tail. Fairly broad nose, small ears, yellow eyes. Fur coloration is gray-brown with rufous tinge on back and tail. Darker legs. Black spots on flanks, bands on neck.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in equatorial Africa, from Gambia to Dr Congo, east to Kenya and south Sudan, south to Zimbabwe and Angola. Subspecies found in western Africa, from Gambia to Democratic Republic of Congo. Lives in tropical rainforests and woodlands, both humid and dry, up to 2500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : This species is still fairly common but declining in many parts of its range because of overhunting (especially for food) and habitat reduction.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known