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Sunday 18 February 2018

Species Sheet

Aquatic Genet

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Carnivora
  FAMILY   Viverridae
   SUBFAMILY    Viverrinae
    SUBGENUS     Osbornictis
       LATIN NAME      Genetta piscivora
AUTHOR  J, A, Allen, 1919
SYNONYMS  Osbornictis piscivora - 
NOTES  Gaubert et al. (2004) demonstrated that Osbornictis and Genetta are congeneric, in agreement with Verheyen (1962) and Stains (1983). After studies, is now under genus Genetta

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Northern and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
STATUS  IUCN 1996 : Data Deficient - IUCN 2009 : Data Deficient


 Describ subspecies = 0 ; Valid in taxonomy = 0
 Possible listed subspecies =
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Adult Male

A : palmar surface or left fore foot - B : plantar surface of left hind foot