Masked Palm Civet Paguma larvata at Forest Management Unit 11, at Sapulot in SW Sabah. Normally the tail is tipped with white. Unfortunately the tail tip is concealed in this photo. Photo by Mike Gordon.
The Binturong and the Masked Palm Civet are the two largest civets in Borneo The Binturong never has a white tail tip and the Masked Palm Civet always has a white tail tip. Two smaller palm civets the Island Palm Civet and the Bornean Striped Palm Civet occasionally have white tipped tails.