Check List 17(6): 1451-1454, doi: 10.15560/17.6.1451
Range extension of the Melogale personata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831 (Mustelidae) in Nepal
expand article infoSijar Bhatta, Dipak Khadka, Gobinda Prasad Pokharel, Komal Raj Kafle§, Man Kumar Dhamala|, Badri Bahadur Khawas, Ramesh Prasad Sapkota|, Jerrold L. Belant#
‡ GoldenGate International College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal§ Division Forest Office, Syanga, Nepal, Syanga, Nepal| Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal¶ Syanja, Nepal, Syanga, Nepal# State University of New York, Syracuse, United States of America
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Melogale personata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831, Large-toothed Ferret Badger (Mustelidae), is distributed from Nepal to Vietnam with very few records. It historically is known by only one recent sighting record from an unspeci-fied area of Nepal. The IUCN species distribution map shows this species in the Okhaldhunga District. We confirm the presence of M. personata in Nepal based on a sighting of a juvenile individual. This is the first record of this species from Syangja District, Nepal. The geographical range of this species is extended farther west in Nepal.

Distribution, first record, mammalian carnivore