30% of the 27 species (8 species), with the most noticeable upward expansion of the Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus
hermaphroditus) from 1,150 m to 200 m.
The Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus
hermaphroditus) also called a toddy cat, is a small member of the family Viverridae native to South and Southeast Asia.
Luwak coffee is any coffee bean (arabica or robusta) which has been eaten and passed through the digestive tract of Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus
hermaphroditus), which uses its keen senses to select only the best and ripest berries.
Nakabayashi, Miyabi; Yoshihiro Nakashima; Hearn, Andrew J, et al., 2016, Predicted distribution of the common palm civet Paradoxurus
hermaphrodites (Mammalia: Camivora: Viverridae) on Borneo.
The non-endemic species, Paradoxurus
hermaphroditus was found to be locally threatened.
Back in Jakarta, Sinelli, traveling with his brother Todd, is sampling an exotic coffee made from beans collected from the excrement of a rainforest animal called the paradoxurus
, which climbs among the coffee trees of this island nation.
Two species of palm civet are commonly found in Sri Lanka: the common palm civet, Paradoxurus
hermaphroditus, which is widespread in southern Asia and Southeast Asia, and the golden palm civet, P.
Order Family Taxon Primates Cercopithecidae Macuca fascicularis Pholidota Manidae Manis culionensis Carnivora Felidae Prionailurus bengalensis Mustelidae Amblonyx cinereus Mephitidae Mydaus marchei Herpestidae Herpestes brachyurus Viverridae Paradoxurus
hermaphroditus Arctictis binturong Artiodactyla Cervidae Axis/Cervus spp.
It's a marsupial, from the same family as the possum and the kangaroo, and it's called a Paradoxurus
. It loves raw coffee beans.