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T R Shankar RamanZakhuma
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Occurrence of Small-toothed Palm Civet Arctogalidia trivirgata in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, North-east India

Single Small-toothed Palm Civets Arctogalidia trivirgata were seen and photographed on two consecutive nights in March 2014in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India. They visited a fruiting tree used also by Masked Palm Civet Paguma larvata and Common Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus. The present note describes the observation, adding to the few recent records ofA. trivirgata from North-east India. The sighting was close to the location of a 1995 sighting of Stripe-backed Weasel Mustelastrigidorsa, another species rarely recorded in the region. We suggest further targeted spotlighting and camera-trap surveys forbetter documentation of the occurrence and distribution of small carnivores in Dampa.

Small Carnivore Conservation 50: 47-49.