Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Ranges from Senegal to Ghana, although the eastern boundary is uncertain (Gaubert and Dunham in press). Crawford-Cabral (1980-81) suggested the Volta R. as a possible barrier to the species.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Present in a wide range of habitats; usually restricted to primary and secondary rainforests, gallery forests and moist woodlands, but also occurs in forest plantations, bush-lands and suburban areas (Gaubert and Dunham in press).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Observations: Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, though they have been reported to live up to 12.5 (Philip Altman and Dorothy Dittmer 1962).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

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
Listed as Least Concern as the species is common within a relatively wide distribution range in West Africa, and occurs in a variety of habitats. However, given continued hunting pressure on genets in the region, the status of this species may require reassessment.
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Population

Population
Believed to be common. Night-time field searches carried out from a vehicle in Niokolo-Koba N.P. in Senegal resulted in an estimated frequency of occurrence of 0.7/100 km (Sillero-Zubiri and Marino 1997).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats. However, they have been recorded from bushmeat markets.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Present in several protected areas across the range.
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Wikipedia

Pardine genet

The pardine genet (Genetta pardina), is a mammal from the Carnivora order that is related to linsangs and civets. It is found in a wide range of habitats[2] in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.[1]

References [edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). "Genetta pardina". Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. (2008). Genetta pardina. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 8 June 2010. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
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