Palm Civets in GURPS
Palm civets are small climbing viverrids with an omnivorous diet, typically eating fruit and small animals. They are solitary, nocturnal, and spend most of their lives in trees.
- The small toothed palm civet Arctogalidia trivirgata is found in Indochina, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Borneo, and Sumatra. Typical mass is about 2.4 kg.
- The Sulawesi palm civet Macrogalidia musschenbroekii is found on the island of Sulawesi. Typical mass is about 5 kg. In addition to the typical palm civet diet, it is known to prey on birds as large as hornbills.
- The masked palm civet Paguma larvata is found along the northern rim of Pakistan and India, throughout southern China, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indochina, Borneo, and Sumatra. Typical mass is 3.5 to 6 kg.
- The Asian palm civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus is found in India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indochina, the Philippenes, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and nearby small islands. They have been introduced to Sulawesi, Japan, Maluku, and the Lesser Sunda Islands. Typical mass is 2 to 5 kg. A number of other species in the genus Paradoxurus are also extant, but generally have a small geographic range and are very similar.
- The banded palm civet Hemigalus derbyanus is found in peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra. Typical mass is around 1.5 kg.
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