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Panther Genet Genetta maculate
2012-11-05 13:08:30

The panther genet (Genetta maculate), also known as the rusty-spotted genet, is a mammal related to the linsang and the civet. It can be found in many areas of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within many areas including...

Crested Servaline Genet Genetta cristata
2012-06-22 15:43:38

The crested servaline genet (Genetta cristata), also known as the crested genet, is a carnivore that is related to linsangs and civets. It is native to southeastern Nigeria, and it may occur in Cameroon, Gabon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is named for the unique crest located on the back of its neck. The crested servaline genet is considered a distinct species, but some...

Angolan Genet Genetta angolensis
2012-06-14 21:21:24

The Angolan genet (Genetta angolensis) is one of fourteen species of genet, carnivores that are related to linsangs and civets. It is native to Angola, occurring in a range that includes Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Malawi, among other regions. The Angolan genet has a conservation status of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List. The Angolan genet is dark reddish grey...

Servaline Genet Genetta servalina
2012-05-30 12:27:01

The servaline genet (Genetta servalina) is a carnivore that resembles a feline, although it is not closely related to the Felidae family. The status conservation of the servaline genet is of “Least Concern”. It is related to civets and linsangs, and has two recognized subspecies. Lowe's servaline genet was first described in 1932, from a single pelt found in the Udzungwa Mountains,...

Aquatic Genet
2007-08-14 13:44:36

The Aquatic Genet (Genetta piscivora), is a carnivorous mammal from northeastern Zaire. They are related to civets and linsangs. Like most members of its family, it is a secretive and rarely seen species, and little is known about its behavior in the wild. Unlike other genets which have handsomely spotted coats and ringed tails, the Aquatic Genet has a plain, rusty-colored coat, and a black...

Large Spotted Genet
2007-01-21 19:19:51

The large spotted genet (Genetta tigrina), also known as the blotched genet, is a carnivore mammal, related to linsangs and civets. It can be found in Africa from Senegal to Somalia, and south to Namibia and South Africa. It is absent from the continent's southwestern arid zones. Like other genets, it is nocturnal and arboreal. Similar in appearance to the common genet, the large spotted...

Common Genet
2007-01-21 19:15:17

The common genet (Genetta genetta), also known as the small-spotted genet or European Genet, is a carnivore mammal. It is related to civets and linsangs. The most far ranging of all the eleven species of genet, it can be found throughout Africa. It is found in parts of the Middle East, and in Europe in Spain, Portugal, the Balearic Islands, and parts of France. There are also small...

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.