Genetta Cuvier 1816 (civet)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Viverridae

Synonyms: Osbornictis Allen 1919, Paragenetta Kuhn 1960, Pseudogenetta Dekeyser 1949

Parent taxon: Viverridae according to P. Gaubert et al. 2004

See also Allen 1919, Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Ginsburg 1977, Gray 1825, Hendey 1974, Kurten 1968, Mivart 1882, Silcox et al. 2010 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Africanictis, Arctogalidiinae, Cryptoproctinae, Cynogalinae, Euplerinae, Galidictinae, Hemigalinae, Herpestina, Hyaenina, Kanuites, Ketketictis, Leptoplesictis, Mioprionodon, Paradoxurinae, Poiana, Prionodontinae, Progenetta, Pseudocivetta, Sahelictis, Tugenicitis, Vishnuictis, Viverrinae

Subtaxa: Genetta (Genetta) Genetta dongolana Genetta genetta Genetta pardina Genetta piscivora Genetta rubiginosa Genetta senegalensis Genetta servalina Genetta stuhlmanni Genetta suahelica Genetta tigrina Viverra maculata

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ethiopia (2 collections), Kenya (1), South Africa (12), Sudan (3), Tanzania (1), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Morocco (1), South Africa (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1), South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Kenya (2), Morocco (1)

Total: 32 collections including 34 occurrences

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