African civet

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African civet
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Civettictis
Pocock, 1915
C. civetta
Binomial name
Civettictis civetta
(Schreber, 1776)

C. c. civetta (Schreber, 1776)
C. c. congica Cabrera, 1929
C. c. schwarzi Cabrera, 1929
C. c. australis Lundholm, 1955
C. c. volkmanni Lundholm, 1955
C. c. pauli Kock, Künzel and Rayaleh, 2000

Range of the African civet
  • Viverra civetta Schreber, 1776
  • V. poortmanni Pucheran, 1855

The African civet (Civettictis civetta) is a large type of civet in the family Viverridae. It is native to Sub-Saharan Africa . It is a Least Concern species. In some countries, it is threatened by hunting, and wild African civets are kept for producing civetone to make some types of perfume.

References[change | change source]

  1. Do Linh San, E.; Gaubert, P.; Wondmagegne, D. & Ray, J. (2015). "Civettictis civetta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41695A45218199.