Giant forest genet

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Giant forest genet
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
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 as the giant genet, is a genet species endemic to the Congo Basin. As it is considered as widely distributed and common, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

The giant genet has a yellowish white short and thick fur with numerous black spots. It is whitish on top of the muzzle and between the eyes. .[2]

Measurements of museum specimen range from 55 to 60 cm (22 to 24 in) in head and body with a 413 to 490 mm (16.3 to 19.3 in) long tail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gaubert, P.; Dinets, V. & Do Linh San, E. (2016). "Genetta victoriae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T41703A45219531. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ Thomas, O. (1901). "On the more notable Mammals obtained by Sir Harry Johnston in the Uganda Protectorate". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 2 (2): 85−90.
  3. ^ Van Rompaey, H. & Colyn, M. (2013). "Genetta victoriae Giant Genet". In Kingdon, J. & Hoffmann, M. (eds.). The Mammals of Africa. V. Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 249–250.