Diplogale hosei (Thomas, 1892)

Hose's civet, Hose's palm civet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hemigalus hosei Thomas, 1892


Conservation Status

Last record: 1955

Rediscovered in 2005

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable





Biology & Ecology










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