Haussa genet

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Haussa genet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. thierryi
Binomial name
Genetta thierryi
Matschie, 1902
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Haussa genet range

The Haussa genet (Genetta thierryi) is a small carnivoran native to West African savannahs. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.[1]

Haussa genets have been sighted in Senegal's wooded steppes, in moist woodlands in Guinea-Bissau, and in rainforest in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. (2008). "Genetta thierryi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ Gaubert, P. and Dunham, A. E. (2013). Genetta thierryi Hausa Genet. In: J. Kingdon and M. Hoffmann (eds.) The Mammals of Africa. V. Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses, pp. 245–247. Bloomsbury, London, UK.