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norbu L, Thinley P, Dechen U, Koirala B K, Dorji T, Tshering D, et al . Photographic evidence of the Spotted linsang Prionodon pardicolor (Mammalia: Carnivora: Prionodontidae) from the Tashigang Forest Division, Eastern Bhutan. JAD 2022; 4 (2) :115-120
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1- Tashigang Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Tashigang 42001, Bhutan , lam.norbu@ymail.com
2- Ecosystem Management, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
3- Tashigang Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Tashigang 42001, Bhutan
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A rarely recorded small carnivore, the Spotted linsang (Prionodon pardicolor), is among Asia’s least studied members of the family Prionodontidae. We report the first photographic evidence of its presence from the Tashigang Forest Division of eastern Bhutan. A non-invasive camera trap survey during the nationwide tiger survey in 2014–2015 and an opportunistic wildlife monitoring exercise in 2020 photo trapped the species on two independent occasions. On the first occasion the individual was recorded at the altitude of 2,308 m a.s.l. and the later at 2,952 m a.s.l. The main threats to the species in the region are not currently well known, highlighting the importance of additional studies to ascertain its distribution and status in the Tashigang Forest Division.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2021/11/11 | Accepted: 2022/05/27 | Published: 2022/06/30

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