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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 1391-1394
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.150


Comparative Study of Dorsal Guard Hair of Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha) and Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) (Carnivora: Viverridae: Mammalia)
Manokaran Kamalakannan*
Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The microscopic hair analysis of Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha) and Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) was done using the optical light microscope for its species identification, the hair of two species showed different cuticular and cross-section characteristics. The unique cuticular pattern ‘broad diamond petal’ and the shape of the cross-section ‘oval or oblong’ of dorsal guard hair of two species determine the species identity between the two species. The high-resolution photo-micrographs and key characteristics of hair presented here can be used as an appropriate reference for species identification.


Keywords: Dorsal Guard Hair, Optical Light Microscope, Large Indian Civet, Small Indian Civet.
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Manokaran Kamalakannan. 2017. Comparative Study of Dorsal Guard Hair of Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha) and Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) (Carnivora: Viverridae: Mammalia).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 1391-1394. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.150