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Abyssinian Genet[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. abyssinica
Binomial name
Genetta abyssinica
Rüppell, 1836

The Abyssinian Genet (Genetta abyssinica) is a carnivorous mammal, related to civets and linsangs. It is one of 14 species of genets in the genus Genetta, which are found through Africa, Europe and parts of the Middle East.

The Abyssinian Genet is endemic to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and Djibouti,[1] and inhabits moorland, grasslands and sub-desert areas.

References

  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14000386.  
  2. ^ Gaubert P & Hoffmann M (2008). genetta abyssinica. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
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