Government of Nepal
Ministry of Forests and Environment
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

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Mammals

Prionodon pardicolor

Spotted Linsang (Prionodon pardicolor) belongs to Carnivora Order and Viverridae Family. It is native to Nepal, India, Myanmar and China. It is found in eastern terai and lower hilly regions of Nepal. The lifespan of spotted linsang is 9 to 11 years. The skin is of orange colour with black spot, long tail with 8 to 10 black round stripes. The shape of the body is of long type with short legs and elongated neck. Its height is 0.2 m, length 0.37 m and weight is about 0.6 to 1.2 kg. The gestation period of spotted linsang is 60 to 70 days. It is listed in and Appendix I of CITES. National red list of mammals categorizes it as an endangered species. The legal status of this species in Nepal is Protected (Appendix I) under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973. It is protected because of its heavy habitat loss. It is traded in national and international markets due to skin.

Reference

  • Jnawali, S. R., Baral, H. S., Lee, S., Acharya, K. P., Upadhyay, G. P., Pandey, M., ... & Khatiwada, A. P. (2011). The Status of Nepal's Mammals: The National Red List Series-IUCN.