Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Recorded from Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko Isl.), and Congo Republic (Gaubert 2003a, in press).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The localities from which the species has been collected to date suggest that it may be restricted to rainforest (Gaubert 2003a, in press).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Provisionally listed as Data Deficient since this species is known only from 10 museum specimens, with no records since 1946, and the habitat requirements and distribution range are not well known. Since the identification of genets to species-level is often tricky (and this species has long been considered synonymous with another form), it is likely that it will be shown to have a wider and more continuous distribution, and that a listing of Least Concern for this species will be appropriate.
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population status of this species, but the scarcity of records suggest it is rare and localized. It is represented by 10 known specimens in collections, and has not been collected since 1946 (Gaubert 2003b, in press).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Threats to this species are unclear, but hunting is a likely threat as most of the museum specimens were collected from local hunters or bushmeat markets (Gaubert in press).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known whether this species occurs in any protected areas.
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Wikipedia

King genet

The king genet (Genetta poensis) is a species of carnivorous mammal of the family Viverridae. It is distributed within west central Africa, close to the equator, and is native to the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.[1] The King genet is often considered to be conspecific with G. pardina.

The King Genet inhabits lowland tropical rainforest ecosystems.[1] Hunting for the bushmeat market may be a threat.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. (2008). "Genetta poensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/136435. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. (2005), Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?s=y&id=14000400, retrieved 17 August 2009


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