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Johnston's Genet[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. johnstoni
Binomial name
Genetta johnstoni
(Pocock, 1908)
  • lehmanni Kuhn, 1960

Johnston's Genet (Genetta johnstoni) is a species of carnivore mammal, related to civets and linsangs in the family Viverridae. Its range includes the African countries of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia.[1] It inhabits the regions rainforests, and the rarely-sighted species is considered one of West Africa's least known small carnivores.


  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.  
  2. ^ Dunham A & Gaubert P (2008). Gennetta johnstoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 2008-10-13.


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