Malagasy striped civet

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Malagasy striped civet
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Eupleridae
Genus: Fossa
F. fossana
Binomial name
Fossa fossana
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The Malagasy striped civet or spotted fanaloka (Fossa fossana) is a small mammal, about 47 centimetres (19 in) long, with a tail 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long. It can weigh 1.5 to 2.0 kilograms (3.3 to 4.4 lb). It lives in tropical forests of Madagascar. The Malagasy civet looks for food at night. It eats small vertebrates, insects, aquatic animals,[2] and eggs stolen from birds' nests. The mating season of the Malagasy civet is August to September and the young are born after three months, one at a time. The Malagasy civet is listed as vulnerable by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

References[change | change source]

  1. Hawkins, F. (2015). "Spotted Fanaloka: Fossa fossana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T8668A45197868. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T8668A45197868.en. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  2. Steven Michael Goodman; Frankie Kerridge; R.C. Ralisoamalala (2003). "A note on the diet of Fossa fossana (Carnivora) in the central eastern humid forests of Madagascar (Abstract)". Mammalia. 67 (4): 595. doi:10.1515/mamm-2003-0417. S2CID 87444922. Retrieved March 15, 2021.