Giant forest genet

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Giant Forest Genet
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. victoriae
Binomial name
Genetta victoriae
Thomas, 1901
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Giant forest genet range

The giant forest genet (Genetta victoriae), also known simply as the giant genet, is a species of carnivorous mammal, related to linsangs and civets. It can be found in Uganda, and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of around 11 species of genet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Rompaey, H., Gaubert, P. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Genetta victoriae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.