Critically Endangered, possibly Extinct
aka Kannan chandu, once inhabited lowland forests and swamps in the W. ghats of India. Now that these forests have disappeared, they are species to thickets in cashew plantations and degraded lowland forests. The species is nocturnal, with individuals foraging in the valleys at night and retreating to the scrub forests and cashew plantations by day. They likely feed on small animals, eggs and some vegetable matter.