Asian Palm Civet Female Skull


The Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), also called common palm civet, toddy cat and musang, is a viverrid native to South and Southeast Asia. Since 2008, it is IUCN Red Listed as Least Concern.


Asian Palm Civet Female Replica Skull measures 3.5 inches. Asian Palm Civet Female Skull is cast museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Paradoxurus hermaphroditus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Asian palm civet or Paradoxurus hermaphroditus has a long, stocky body is covered with coarse, shaggy hair that is usually grayish in color. It has a white mask across the forehead, a small white patch under each eye, a white spot on each side of the nostrils, and a narrow dark line between the eyes. The muzzle, ears, lower legs, and distal half of the tail are black, with three rows of black markings on the body.

The Asian palm civet or Paradoxurus hermaphroditus is an omnivore feeding foremost on fruits such as berries and pulpy fruits. It thus helps to maintain tropical forest ecosystems via seed dispersal. It eats chiku, mango, rambutan, and coffee, but also small mammals and insects.

It plays an important role in the natural regeneration of Pinanga kuhlii and P. zavana palms at Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park. It also feeds on palm flower sap, which when fermented becomes palm wine, a sweet liquor (“toddy”). Because of this habit, it is called the toddy cat.

The Asian palm civet or Paradoxurus hermaphroditus is native to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei Darussalam, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Bawean, and Siberut.

The Asian palm civet or Paradoxurus hermaphroditus was introduced to Irian Jaya, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku, and Sulawesi. Its presence in Papua New Guinea is uncertain. They usually inhabit primary forests, but also occurs at lower densities in secondary and selectively logged forest.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.8 in
Asian Palm Civet Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Paradoxurus
Species: P. hermaphroditus
Binomial name: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus