HOPE report

Number: 23-003

Ecological study on palm civets in Borneo

Report: Nakabayashi Miyabi

Date: 2011/5/19 - 2011/10/11

 Generally, related species which live sympatrically have some ecological or morphological differences. In order to reveal the former difference, I focused on their food and environment. Regarding food, I conducted fecal census and direct observation. I collected 80 feces of common palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in fecal census and I observed common palm civets, small-toothed palm civets (Arctogalidia trivirgata) and binturongs (Arctictis binturong) for 23 times, 3 times and twice for each species. Regarding environment, I assessed microhabitats at the point where I had observed each species of palm civets. I am analyzing these data that will be helpful for elucidating the mechanism of coexistence in palm civets.

Feces of common palm civet

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