Order : Carnivora
Family : Viverridae
Subfamily : Paradoxurinae
Genus : Paradoxurus
Animals in the genus Paradoxurus
|Jerdon's palm civet|
|Asian palm civet|
Facts about the genus Paradoxurus, the palm civets
The paradoxurus is an Indonesian marsupial that eats the very best coffee "cherries" off the bush. (Full text)
The paradoxurus is an Indonesian marsupial that eats only the very choicest coffee "cherries" off the bush. (Full text)
Eating in palm civets is neither continuous nor at random but occurs clustered at certain time periods as predicted by Berdoy (1993). (Full text)
In addition, a joint study by Shenzhen CDC and Hong Kong University determined that the sequence of coronavirus isolated from masked palm civets is 99% identical to human SARS-CoV (4). (Full text)
Owston Palm Civets is a small forest-dwelling carnivore that is endangered due to the loss of habitat and being hunted.
The consumption of exotic animals, including snakes and masked palm civets, is rooted in local culture and widespread in Guangdong, where SARS first broke out in November.
In addition, a joint study by Shenzhen CDC and Hong Kong University determined that the sequence of coronavirus isolated from masked palm civets is
All palm civets are to be killed "in a few days," said Dr.
Food Habits Palm civets are primarily frugivorous, feeding on berries and pulpy fruits, including those of Ficus trees and palms.
The palm civets are excellent climbers and spend most of their time in trees
Although they physically resemble other civets (family Viverridae) the African Palm Civets are genetically distinct, and belong to the monotypic family Nandiniidae. (Wiki)
The feces of palm civets are used in some types of coffee preparation.