Abyssinian genet

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Abyssinian Genet[1]
Genetta abyssinica - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC02695.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. abyssinica
Binomial name
Genetta abyssinica
Rüppell, 1836
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Abyssinian genet range

The Abyssinian genet (Genetta abyssinica) is a species of genet. It is native to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and Djibouti,[1] and inhabits moorland, grasslands and sub-desert areas.[2] There are no known subspecies of the Abyssinian genet.


  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Gaubert P & Hoffmann M (2008). genetta abyssinica. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern