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Rustyspottedgenet
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Therustyspottedgenet(Genettamaculata)isagenetthatisalso
calledpanthergenetandlargespottedgenet.Itiswidelydistributedin
subSaharanAfrica,consideredcommonandthereforelistedasLeast
ConcernintheIUCNRedList.[1]

Rustyspottedgenet

Characteristics
Therustyspottedgenethasshortwhitishgreytopaleyellowcoloured
furwithdarkspotsandacontinuousdarklineacrosstheback.Thespots
oftheuppertwodorsalrowsareroundorsquare,browninthecenter
anddarkeroutside.Inheadtobodylengthitrangesfrom42to52cm
(17to20in).Its40to53cm(16to21in)longtailisringedandhasa
darktip.Itsfeetareofthesamecolourasthefur.Itweighsfrom1.3to
3kg(2.9to6.6lb).[3][4]

References
1.Gaubert,P.,Dunham,A.&Hoffmann,M.(2008)."Genettamaculata".
IUCNRedListofThreatenedSpecies.Version2015.2.International
UnionforConservationofNature.
2.Wozencraft,W.C.(2005)."Genettamaculata".InWilson,D.E.Reeder,
D.M.MammalSpeciesoftheWorld:ATaxonomicandGeographic
Reference(3rded.).JohnsHopkinsUniversityPress.p.556.ISBN978
0801882210.OCLC62265494.
3.Gaubert,P.,Taylor,P.J.,&Veron,G.(2005).Integrativetaxonomyand
phylogeneticsystematicsofthegenets(Carnivora,Viverridae,Genetta):a
newclassificationofthemostspeciosecarnivorangenusinAfrica.In:
Huber,B.A.,Sinclair,B.J.,Lampe,K.H.(eds.)AfricanBiodiversity:
Molecules,Organisms,Ecosystems.Proceedingsofthe5thInternational
SymposiumofTropicalBiology,MuseumKnig,Bonn.Springer.Pp.
371383.
4.Foley,C.,Foley,L.,Lobora,A.,DeLuca,D.,Msuha,M.,Davenport,T.
R.,&Durant,S.M.(2014).AFieldGuidetotheLargerMammalsof
Tanzania.PrincetonUniversityPress.

Conservationstatus

LeastConcern(IUCN3.1)[1]
Scientificclassification
Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Mammalia

Order:

Carnivora

Family:

Viverridae

Genus:

Genetta

Species:

G.maculata
Binomialname

Genettamaculata[2]
(Gray,1830)

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Synonyms
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aequatorialisHeuglin,
1866
albiventrisRoberts,1932
deorumFunaioliand
Simonetta,1960
erlangeriMatschie,1902
fieldianaDuChaillu,1860
gleimiMatschie,1902
insularisCabrera,1921
letabaeThomasand
Schwann,1906
matschieiNeumann,1902
pumilaHollister,1916
schoutedeniCrawford
Cabral,1970
schraderiMatschie,1902
sororSchwarz,1929
stuhlmanniMatschie,1902
suahelicaMatschie,1902
zambesianaMatschie,1902
zuluensisRoberts,1924

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