Taxon profile


Small-spotted Genet
Genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Viverridae »  genus Genetta

Other names

= Common Genet
= European Genet

Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Ancylostoma genettae Macchioni, 1995

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Genetta genetta afra F. G. Cuvier, 1825
subspecies Genetta genetta balearica Thomas, 1902
subspecies Genetta genetta dongolana Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1832

Genetta genetta dongolana

subspecies Genetta genetta felina (Thunberg, 1811)
subspecies Genetta genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Genetta genetta isabelae Delibes, 1977
subspecies Genetta genetta rhodanica Matschie, 1902
subspecies Genetta genetta senegalensis J. B. Fischer, 1829

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305375]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [41698]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Genetta genetta Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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