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Genetta tigrina  (Schreber, 1776)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 621996

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): large-spotted genet [English]
 
    Cape Genet [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderFeliformia Kretzoi, 1945 – cat-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyViverridae Gray, 1821  
                                        SubfamilyViverrinae Gray, 1821  
                                           GenusGenetta G.[Baron] Cuvier, 1816  
                                              SpeciesGenetta tigrina (Schreber, 1776) – large-spotted genet, Cape Genet  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Genetta tigrina methi Roberts, 1948  
                                                 Subspecies Genetta tigrina tigrina (Schreber, 1776)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Genetta tigrina    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Genetta tigrina   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Genetta tigrina, Cape Genet [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Genetta tigrina   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: There is great confusion in the taxonomy of the pardina-rubiginosa (= maculata) -tigrina complex. Some authors (Coetzee, 1977b; Meester et al., 1986) considered rubiginosa as conspecific with tigrina. Others believed that maculata may be conspecific with pardina (Ansell, 1978; Crawford-Cabral, 1966a; Pringle, 1977). Crawford-Cabral (1981a) later reversed his earlier opinion and considered three types to exist as separate species; (1) pardina, (2) rubiginosa (= maculata), and (3) tigrina. Th...  
 

 

   

 
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