On the back of the
Three-striped Palm Civet there are three distinct dark
brown stripes, that run along the length of the body (fig.),
and which are fainter in females.
In this civet species, it are only
the females that posses a scent gland underneath
the tail. This gland confusingly resembles testicles
and an untrained eye can consequently easily mistake the
female for the male.