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आ.ब. २०७६/७७ को बार्षिक प्रगति समिक्षा गोष्ठी सम्पन्न | महानिर्देशक श्री गोपाल प्रकाश भट्टराईको बिदाई | संरक्षित क्षेत्रका कर्मचारीहरुका लागि लैंगिक सचेतना गोष्ठी सम्पन्न

स्तनधारी

लिङ्गसाङ

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.