Banded Linsang


Banded linsang is a striking small carnivore which its long tail can reach up to 362 cm, almost as long as its head and body length which ranges between 350—411 mm. In Indonesia, it only occurs in Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. They usually eat birds, tree rats, snakes, and other small animals.


This species is listed as Least Concern in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. However, it is protected by Indonesian Government Law (Peraturan Pemerintah) No. 7/1999 and listed under Appendix II of CITES.



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Payne, J., C. M. Francis, and K. Phillipps. 1985. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. 3rd Revised edition edition. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Kuala Lumpur: The Sabah Society.