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Giant Forest Genet
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. victoriae
Binomial name
Genetta victoriae
Thomas, 1901

The Giant Forest Genet (Genetta victoriae), also known simply as the Giant Genet, is a species of carnivorous mammal, related to linsangs and civets. It can be found in Uganda, and parts of Zaire. It is one of around 11 species of genet.


  1. ^ Van Rompaey, H., Gaubert, P. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Genetta victoriae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.


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