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Genetta genetta (Common Genet; small-spotted genet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The common genet (Genetta genetta), also known as the small-spotted genet or European genet, is a mammal from the order Carnivora, related to civets and linsangs. The most far-ranging of all the fourteen species of genet, it can be found throughout Africa, parts of the Middle East, and in Europe in Spain, Portugal, the Balearic Islands, and parts of France. Small populations exist that may have escaped from captivity in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.
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Infraspecies

Genetta genetta afra (Small-spotted genet)
Genetta genetta dongolana (Small-spotted genet)
Genetta genetta felina (Small-spotted genet)
Genetta genetta genetta (Small-spotted genet)
Genetta genetta senegalensis (Small-spotted genet)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.97
EDGE Score: 2.3

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  4.12 lbs (1.87 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  78 grams
Female Maturity [1]  4 years
Gestation [1]  78 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Weaning [1]  62 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Albany thickets South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Angolan montane forest-grassland mosaic Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Angolan Mopane woodlands Angola, Namibia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Angolan Scarp savanna and woodlands Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Atlantic coastal desert Mauritania, Western Sahara Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Atlantic mixed forests France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
East African halophytics Tanzania Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
East African montane moorlands Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
East Saharan montane xeric woodlands Chad, Sudan Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
East Sudanian savanna Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Syria Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Eritrean coastal desert Eritrea Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Ethiopian montane forests Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands Ethiopia, Eritrea Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ethiopian montane moorlands Ethiopia Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Etosha Pan halophytics Namibia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Highveld grasslands South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Hobyo grasslands and shrublands Somalia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Iberian conifer forests Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna Mali Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Itigi-Sumbu thicket Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic Nigeria Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Kalahari xeric savanna Botswana, Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Lake Chad flooded savanna Nigeria, Chad, Niger Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mandara Plateau mosaic Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Masai xeric grasslands and shrublands Kenya Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets Morocco, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean woodlands and forests Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mesopotamian shrub desert Iraq, Syria, Jordan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Middle East steppe Syria, Iraq Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Montane fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Nama Karoo Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Namibian savanna woodlands Angola, Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
North Saharan steppe and woodlands Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests France, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Northwest Iberian montane forests Portugal, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests Spain, France, Andorra Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Red Sea Nubo-Sindian tropical desert and semi-desert Egypt, Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Oman Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Saharan flooded grasslands Sudan Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Saharan halophytics Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Western Sahara Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Sahelian Acacia savanna Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Serengeti volcanic grasslands Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Somali montane xeric woodlands Somalia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Southern Africa bushveld Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwestern Arabian foothills savanna Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands Yemen, Saudi Arabia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
West Sudanian savanna Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Western European broadleaf forests Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Western Zambezian grasslands Angola, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Zambezian halophytics Mozambique, Botswana Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Amboseli National Park National Reserve II 99624 Kenya
BARRANCO DEL DULCE 20628 Spain  
Bontebok National Park II 8315 Western Cape, South Africa
CABO DE GATA-NIJAR 122347 Spain  
Calamocarro-Benzú 1487 Spain  
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve 934651 Western Cape, South Africa
DESIERTO DE TABERNAS 28326 Spain  
Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos 3564 Spain  
GALACHOS DE LA ALFRANCA DE PASTRIZ, LA CARTUJA Y EL BURGO DE EBRO 5402 Spain  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
GORGES DE LA DORDOGNE 113760 France  
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park II 2382284 Northern Cape, South Africa
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve II 256073 Western Cape, South Africa  
Kora National Park II 409762 Kenya
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
LA SERENA Y SIERRAS PERIFÉRICAS 379806 Spain  
LAGUNAS DEL SUR DE CORDOBA 3635 Spain  
LOS ALCORNOCALES 414561 Spain  
Luberon Regional Nature Park V 406572 France  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Malolotja Nature Reserve IV 42044 Swaziland  
MARISMAS DEL ODIEL 16387 Spain  
Mkhaya Game Reserve   Swaziland  
Mondragó 1927 Spain  
Montesinho/Nogueira 266900 Portugal  
Moremi Game Reserve IV 1214686 Botswana  
Nechisar National Park II 256137 Ethiopia  
Omo Strict Natural Reserve Forest Reserve 328086 Nigeria  
Parc National de l'lchkeul National Park 27893 Tunisia  
Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve Nature Reserve IV 1352 Portugal  
PUNTA ENTINAS-SABINAR 4806 Spain  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Doñana Biosphere Reserve II 123801 Spain
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Nevada Biosphere Reserve 424147 Spain  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Cevennes Biosphere Reserve 798150 France  
Richtersveld National Park II 399195 Northern Cape, South Africa
SIERRA DE ALCUBIERRE 103846 Spain  
SIERRA DE ARACENA Y PICOS DE AROCHE 461592 Spain  
SIERRA DE GRAZALEMA 131980 Spain  
SIERRA DE HORNACHUELOS 148342 Spain  
SIERRA DE MORALEJA Y PIEDRA SANTA 7194 Spain  
SIERRA DE SIRUELA 16336 Spain  
Sierra Espuña 43691 Spain  
SIERRA NORTE 438558 Spain  
SIERRA PELADA Y RIVERA DEL ASERRADOR 30407 Spain  
SIERRA Y CAÑONES DE GUARA 201020 Spain  
Tsavo East National Park II 3232255 Kenya
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Apodemus sylvaticus (Old World wood and field mouse)[2]
Ceratonia siliqua (Carob Tree)[2]
Chamaerops humilis (European fan palm)[2]
Ficus carica (piku)[2]
Juniperus phoenicea (Phoenician Juniper)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aegolius funereus (Boreal Owl)1
Alectoris chukar (Chukar Partridge)1
Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)1
Buteo buteo (Common Buzzard)1
Capra pyrenaica (Spanish ibex)1
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)1
Coloeus monedula (Western Jackdaw)1
Coronella austriaca (Smooth Snake)1
Corvus corax (Northern Raven)2
Corvus corone (Carrion Crow)1
Corvus frugilegus (Rook)1
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)1
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)1
Gallotia atlantica (Atlantic Lizard)1
Gallotia galloti (Gallot's Lizard)1
Gypaetus barbatus (Bearded Vulture)1
Hemorrhois hippocrepis (Horseshoe Snake)1
Lanius collurio (Red-backed Shrike)1
Martes foina (Beech Marten)1
Meles meles (European Badger)1
Mustela erminea (Ermine)1
Mustela nivalis (Least Weasel)1
Natrix natrix (European Grass Snake)1
Onychognathus tristramii (Tristram's Starling)1
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)1
Pycnonotus capensis (Cape Bulbul)1
Rhinechis scalaris (Ladder Snakes)1
Rousettus egyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)1
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)1
Struthio camelus (Ostrich)1
Turdus iliacus (Redwing)1
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)1
Turdus pilaris (Fieldfare)1
Turdus torquatus (Ring Ouzel)1
Turdus viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)1
Vipera latastei (Lataste’s Viper)1
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)1

Providers

Shelter 
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ancylostoma brasiliense[3]
Ancylostoma caninum[3]
Ancylostoma genettae[3]
Ancylostoma martinezi[3]
Ancylostoma tubaeforme[3]
Chaetopsylla rothschildi[4]
Ctenocephalides felis damarensis[4]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[4]
Ctenocephalides felis strongylus[4]
Cyathospirura seurati[3]
Diplopylidium acanthotetra[3]
Diplopylidium monoophorum[3]
Diplopylidium noelleri <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplopylidium triseriale <Unverified Name>[3]
Dipylidium monophorum <Unverified Name>[3]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[4]
Haemaphysalis moreli[5]
Hydatigera laticollis <Unverified Name>[3]
Hydatigera parva <Unverified Name>[3]
Hydatigera taeniaeformis[3]
Joyeuxiella gervaisi[2]
Joyeuxiella pasqualei[3]
Mastophorus muris[3]
Mesocestoides ambiguus[3]
Metorchis albidus[3]
Mycobacterium bovis (Bovine tuberculosis)[5]
Physaloptera canis <Unverified Name>[3]
Physaloptera praeputialis <Unverified Name>[3]
Protospirura numidica[3]
Pterygodermatites affinis[3]
Pterygodermatites leiperi[3]
Rhipicephalus pusillus[5]
Rictularia affinis <Unverified Name>[3]
Rictularia cahirensis[2]
Rictularia leiperi[3]
Rictularia macdonaldi[2]
Rictularia proni[2]
Spirocerca lupi[3]
Taenia crassiceps[3]
Taenia parva[3]
Toxascaris leonina[3]
Toxocara canis[3]
Toxocara genettae[3]
Toxocara mystax <Unverified Name>[3]
Trichinella spiralis (pork worm)[3]
Xenopsylla cheopis (oriental rat flea)[4]
Xenopsylla nilotica[4]
Xenopsylla nubica[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Camperdown Wildlife Centregenetta
Domaine Zoologique de Pescheray
Emerald Safari Resort
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburgfelina
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
 felina
Municipal Independent Org. Roev Rucheifelina
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
 felina
Parc Zoologique Fort Mardyck
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Podkrusnohorsky Zoopark Chomutov
Rodbaston College
San Diego Zoofelina
Sharjah Breeding Centre For Endangereddongolana
Skaerup Mini Zoo
Sofia Zoological Gardens
Tbilisi Zoo
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternariogenetta
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice

Range Map

Link to Map
Africa; Tsavo National Park;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Wozencraft W.C., 2007-08-15, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Genetta genetta, Serge Larivière and Javier Calzada, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 680, pp. 1–6 (2001) 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 4International Flea Database 5Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Wikimedia Commons licensed under a Creative Commons License
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011