Cape genet

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Cape genet
Large-spotted Genet (Genetta tigrina) (17356502041) (crop).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Species:
G. tigrina
Binomial name
Genetta tigrina
(Schreber, 1778)

The Cape genet (Genetta tigrina), is a type of genet. It is also called the South African large-spotted genet. It only lives in South Africa. It is a Least Concern species.[2] Like other genets, it is nocturnal and arboreal. It prefers riparian zones of forests, as long as these are not marshy places.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gaubert, P. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Genetta tigrina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T41702A45219459. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41702A45219459.en. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. Philippe Gaubert (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; Group), Emmanuel Do Linh San (IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist (2015-02-28). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Genetta tigrina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  3. Diet of the South African large-spotted genet Genetta tigrina (Carnivora, Viverridae) in a coastal dune forest (PDF). Roberts, P.; Somers, M.; White, R.; Nel, J. 2007.