Rusty-spotted genet

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Panther Genet[1]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. maculata
Binomial name
Genetta maculata
(Gray, 1830)
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Rusty-spotted genet range
Synonyms
  • aequatorialis Heuglin, 1866
  • albiventris Roberts, 1932
  • deorum Funaioli and Simonetta, 1960
  • erlangeri Matschie, 1902
  • fieldiana Du Chaillu, 1860
  • gleimi Matschie, 1902
  • insularis Cabrera, 1921
  • letabae Thomas and Schwann, 1906
  • matschiei Neumann, 1902
  • pumila Hollister, 1916
  • schoutedeni Crawford-Cabral, 1970
  • schraderi Matschie, 1902
  • soror Schwarz, 1929
  • stuhlmanni Matschie, 1902
  • suahelica Matschie, 1902
  • zambesiana Matschie, 1902
  • zuluensis Roberts, 1924

The rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata), also known as the panther genet, is a mammal from the Carnivora order that is related to linsangs and civets. It is widespread throughout a large part of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). "Genetta maculata". Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Gaubert, P., Dunham, A. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Genetta maculata. 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