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norbu L, Thinley P, Dechen U, Koirala B K, Dorji T, Tshering D, et al . Photographic evidence of spotted linsang Prionodon pardicolor (Mammalia: Carnivora: Prionodontidae) from Tashigang Forest Division, Eastern Bhutan. JAD. 2022; 4 (2)
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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
Abstract:   (480 Views)
A rarely recorded small carnivore, the spotted linsang (Prionodon pardicolor) is among Asia’s least studied members of the family Prionodontidae. We report firstphotographic evidence of its presence from 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 at two independent occasions. On the first occasion the individual was recorded at the altitude of 2308 m and the later at 2952 m. The main threats the species in the region are not currently well known, highlighting the importance of additional studies to ascertain the distribution and status in the Tashigang Forest Division.
Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2021/11/11 | Accepted: 2022/05/27 | Published: 2022/06/17

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