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Genetta poensis  Waterhouse, 1838
Taxonomic Serial No.: 726262

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): King Genet [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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 poensis Waterhouse, 1838 – King Genet  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  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   
  Reference for: Genetta poensis, King Genet [English]   

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  Comment: Comments: Considered conspecific with pardina-maculata by Schlawe (1981), Wozencraft (1993) and Grubb et al. (1998). Rosevear (1974) and Crawford-Cabral (1981a) discussed its taxonomic status. Erroneously used for designating cristata by Jeannin (1936) and Happold (1987). Gaubert et al. (2003a) proposed specific status on the basis of coat pattern and hair ultrastructure, together with sympatric distribution with pardina and maculata  



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