Mydaus

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Myd´a`us


n.1.(Zool.) The teledu.
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Six of which are endemic to Palawan - the Palawan Stink Badger (Mydaus marchei), the Palawan Flying Squirrel (Hylopetes nigripes), the Palawan Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse (Chiropodomys calamianensis), the Palawan Spiny Rat (Maxomys panglima), the Palawan Tree Shrew (Tupaia palawanensis), and the Palawan Shrew (Crocidura palawanensis).
The zones of disturbance logging activities and wildlife hunting were shown to impact species presence, with some species only occurring in green zones (currently unlogged forest), such as stink badger (Mydaus javanensis) and some species only occurring in red zones (high logging activity), including species of conservation concern, such as Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) and Sunda pangolin (Manis javartica).
The scientific community has debated whether stink badgers should be classified with the skunk or the badger family.