IUCN Status: Endangered
Found in northern and central Vietnam, northern Laos and southern China, Owston’s civit are a mainly terrestrial species, found in densely vegetated habitats. They are easily identified by four dark dorsal bands and the end of their tail is completely black. They are nocturnal hunters, feeding mainly on earthworms, small vertebrates, fish, frogs and fruit. They construct dens under large tree trunks, in caves and in dense brush. Females can produce on litter a year with 1 to 3 young being born.
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