mammals of rajaji national park

Indian Bush Rat

Indian Bush Rat (Golunda ellioti) The Indian bush rat is a rodent species. Head and body length is 12–14 cm. Tail is 9-11. Yellowish brown upperparts are speckled with black and reddish yellow. Ventral surface grayish with a yellowish speckle. Orange-yellow incisor teeth. Tail, dark above and yellowish below. Body fur spiny. Rounded head with …

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Smooth-Coated Otter

Smooth-Coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) The smooth-coated otter is a relatively large otter, from 7 to 11 kg in weight and 59 to 64 cm in head-body length, with a tail 37 to 43 cm. They rest on sandy riverbanks and establish their dens under tree roots or among boulders. They mark their playground by urinating …

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House Rat or Black Rat

House Rat (Rattus rattus) The black rat, also known as ship rat, roof rat, or house rat—is a common long-tailed rodent. Black rats are generalist omnivores. They are serious pests to farmers because they eat a wide range of agricultural crops. They are black to light brown in color with a lighter underside. Tamed black …

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Masked Palm Civet

Masked Palm Civet (Paguma larvata) The masked palm civet or gem-faced civet is a civet species. In morphology the masked palm civet resembles other palm civets, but does not have spots or stripes. Its fur is reddish to grey, and it has a black and white facial mask. Its tail is more than two-third the …

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Small Indian Civet

Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) The small Indian civet has a rather coarse fur that is brownish grey to pale yellowish brown. Usually there are five or six distinct bands on the back and four or five rows of spots on each side. Generally there are two dark stripes from behind the ear to the …

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Yellow-throated Marten

Yellow-throated Marten (Martes flavigula) The yellow-throated marten is also known as the kharza, and is the largest marten in the Old World, with the tail making up more than half its length. Its fur is brightly colored. It is an omnivore, whose sources of food range from fruit and nectar[3] to small deer. The yellow-throated …

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Langur (Semnopithecus) Gray langur also called Hanuman langur. Gray langurs are fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas. These langurs are largely gray (some more yellowish), with a black face and ears. Langurs mostly walk quadrupedally and spend half their time on the ground and the other half in the trees. …

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Rhesus Macaque

Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) The rhesus macaque is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. The rhesus macaque is brown or grey in color and has a pink face, which is bereft of fur. It has, on average, 50 vertebrae, a dorsal scapulae and a wide rib cage. Its tail averages between 20.7 …

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Sambar (Rusa unicolor) The appearance and the size of sambar vary widely across their range, The appearance and the size of sambar vary widely across their range,