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Genetta angolensis

Genetta angolensis (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia
Familia: Viverridae
Subfamilia: Viverrinae
Genus: Genetta
Species: Genetta angolensis

Name

Genetta angolensis Bocage, 1882

References

* Genetta angolensis on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* IUCN link: Genetta angolensis (Least Concern)


Vernacular names
English: Angolan Genet
Polski: ┼╗eneta angolska

The Angolan Genet (Genetta angolensis), is a mammal from the Carnivora order, related to civets and linsangs. It is one of fourteen species of genets. It is endemic to Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[1]

Description

The Angolan Genet has fur that is reddish grey to dark grey in color, with small brown spots on its body and stripes on its ringed tail that is bushier than that of other genets. It has a black muzzle, with white around the eyes and mouth. This species has a dark dorsal stripe who runs from the base of the skull down to the tail, which can be raised defensively like a mane when the animal is threatened. Five rows of elongated spots or stripes run down either side of its neck. Melanistic individuals also exist.

Its claws are semi-retractable. Its body is long and lean, set on short legs. It can erect a mane of hair along its back when frightened. The Angolan Genet's mane is relatively long, being about 2 inches (6 cm) in length. Like all viverrids, it has well-developed perineal glands used to mark territory. Genets have 40 teeth. Females have 4 teats, and males have a well-developed baculum. Both the front and hind feet have five digits, with well-furred soles. Its eyes are large and round, and its ears are large and triangular shaped.

References

^ a b Wozencraft, W. Christopher (16 November 2005). "Order Carnivora (pp. 532-628)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
^ Gaubert P, Crawford-Cabral J & Hoffmann M (2008). Genetta angolensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 2008-10-13.


White, P. 2000. "Genetta angolensis", Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 6, 2008 at Animal Diversity Web

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