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SPECIES Viverra civettina

Author:Blyth, 1862.
Citation:J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, 31: 332.
Common Name:Malabar Large-spotted Civet
Type Locality:"Southern Malabar" restricted by Pocock (1933a:446) to "Travancore" [India].
Distribution:Endemic to S India.
Status:CITES Appendix III (India); U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Considered a subspecies of V. megaspila by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951); however, considered at the specific level by Lindsay (1928), Pocock (1941a), and Wozencraft (1984, 1989b). Corbet and Hill (1992) raised doubts as to their separation.
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