Occurrence of mammalian small carnivores in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, India

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A. Venkatesh
N. Sridharan
S. Agnes Jeya Packiavathi
K. Muthamizh Selvan


The small mammalian carnivores are important for maintaining healthy ecosystems.  The present documentation is based on the camera trap survey in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.  Paired camera-traps were set in a grid of 1.413 × 1.413 km area of 180km² within an altitudinal range of 80–1,866 m.  A total of 11 species were recorded in different habitat types.  Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus jerdoni and Leopard Cat Prionailurus bengalensis had the highest capture rates and the lowest was Rusty Spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus.

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