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King Genet
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. poensis
Binomial name
Genetta poensis
Waterhouse, 1838[2]

The King genet (Genetta poensis) is a species of carnivorous mammal of the family Viverridae. It is distributed within west central Africa, close to the equator, and is native to the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.[1] The King genet is often considered to be conspecific with G. pardina.

The King Genet inhabits lowland tropical rainforest ecosystems.[1] Hunting for the bushmeat market may be a threat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. (2008) Genetta poensis In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. Retrieved on 17 August 2009.
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. (2005), Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press,, retrieved 17 August 2009  


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