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Genetta thierryi

Genetta thierryi - Haussa-Ginsterkatze - Hausa genet

Genetta thierryi

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 thierryi


Genetta thierryi Matschie, 1902


* Genetta rubiginosa Pucheran, 1855; Gaubert et al., 2003: 10 (nomen oblitum)
* Genetta thierryi Matschie, 1902; Gaubert et al., 2003: 10 (nomen protectum)
* Pseudogenetta villiersi Dekeyser, 1949


* Genetta thierryi 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 thierryi Matschie, 1902 (Least Concern)
* Gaubert, P.; Tranier, M.; Veron, G.; Kock, D.; Dunham, A.E.; Taylor, P.J.; Stuart, C.; Stuart, T.; Wozencraft, C.W. 2003: Nomenclatural comments on the rusty-spotted genet (Carnivora, Viverridae) and designation of a neotype. Zootaxa, 160: 1-14. Abstract & excerpt PDF

Vernacular names
English: Hausa Genet, Haussa Genet

The Haussa Genet (Genetta thierryi), also known as Thierry's Genet, is a carnivoran mammal, related to linsangs and civets. It lives in the savannah zone of Africa from Senegal to area south of Lake Chad.


^ Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. (2008). Genetta thierryi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.

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