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Genetta johnstoni

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 johnstoni


Genetta johnstoni Pocock, 1908


* Genetta johnstoni 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 johnstoni (Data Deficient)

Vernacular names
English: Johnston's Genet

Johnston's Genet (Genetta johnstoni) is a mammal from the Carnivora order, related to civets and linsangs in the family Viverridae. It is native to the African countries of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia.[1] It inhabits the region's rainforests, although a specimen was seen in other habitat, and the rarely sighted species is considered one of West Africa's least known small carnivores. Johnston's Genet was only known from a few (mostly damaged) museum skins and skulls, until 2000 when the first live specimen was captured by A. Dunham in Taï National Park, Ivory Coast [3]

^ 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.
^ Dunham A & Gaubert P (2008). Gennetta johnstoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 2008-10-13.
^ Gaubert, P. et al (2002). "A reassessment of the distribution of the rare Genetta johnstoni (Viverridae, Carnivora) with some newly discovered specimens". Mammal Review 32: 132–144. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2907.2002.00102.x.

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