Evidence of presence of Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata (Martin, 1837) in Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalaya, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, Block M, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, Block M, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, Block M, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, Block M, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal




Carnivore, Himalaya, Marbled Cat, Neora Valley


The Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata (Martin, 1837)) is an elusive and near threatened species as per the IUCN assessment and listed in the CITES Appendix – I. Present study record the first photographic evidence of Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata (Martin, 1837) in the Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalaya, India. Although, it was recorded from many parts of its range, the two camera trapped photographs within the National Park is claimed to be the first ever evidence of its occurrence in the Park. Nevertheless, many other ecological information such of population size, food and feeding behaviour etc. on the species is still unknown. Neora Valley National Park has not been given much of priority in terms of studying the ecology of the small carnivores existing inside the park and therefore need further investigations.


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Chatterjee, P., Mondal, K., Tripathy, B., & Chandra, K. (2019). Evidence of presence of Marbled Cat <i>Pardofelis marmorata</i> (Martin, 1837) in Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalaya, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(2), 193–196. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v119/i2/2019/129097



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