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African linsang

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Central African oyan
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Poiana
P. richardsonii[1]
Binomial name
Poiana richardsonii[1]
Thomson, 1842
Central African oyan range

The African linsang or oyan are two species in the genus Poiana.[3] They are viverrids in the mammalian subfamily Viverrinae.

DNA analysis showed that these African linsangs (Poiana) are true viverrids closely related to the genets.[4]


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  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Species Poiana richardsonii". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. Gaubert, P. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Poiana richardsonii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41704A45219609. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. Don E. Wilson & Russell A. Mittermeier (editors): Handbook of the mammals of the world. Lynx Editions, Barcelona, 2009. ISBN 978-84-96553-49-1
  4. Gaubert, Philippe and Veron, Geraldine 2013. Exhaustive sample set among Viverridae reveals the sister-group of felids: the linsangs as a case of extreme morphological convergence within Feliformia. The Royal Society.