First photographic evidence of polymorphic Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India

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Mayukh Ghose
Deepak Sharma
Nandavaram Subbarao Murali


During a camera trap survey in Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal, India, individuals of Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii were photographed between 13 and 26 February 2018.  The images provide the first photographic evidence of the species presence in this protected area.  Both golden and spotted individuals were recorded.

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