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Genetta thierryi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CARNIVORA VIVERRIDAE

Scientific Name: Genetta thierryi
Species Authority: Matschie, 1902
Common Name(s):
English Hausa Genet, Haussa Genet

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A.
Reviewer(s): Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern as the species has a relatively wide distribution range in West Africa, occurs in a variety of habitats, and is not believed to be declining at a rate fast enough to warrant listing in a higher category of threat. However, with the availability of further information, specifically on the adaptability of this species to disturbed habitats, and given the impact of hunting, this species may require reassessment.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Africa, sparsely distributed from Gambia and Guinea-Bissau to Cameroon; the easterly limit of distribution requires clarification (Gaubert and Dunham in press).
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: Rare, but possibly common in some areas (Gaubert and Dunham in press). Hoppe-Dominik (1990) stated that the species was widespread throughout its range, but provided no evidence.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits moist and dry savannas with open woodlands. However, specimens also have been collected and sighted in moist woodlands (Guinea-Bissau), rainforest (Sierra Leone, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire) and dry wooded steppes (Senegal)(Gaubert and Dunham in press).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats. However, the species has been reported from bushmeat markets throughout its range. In the past, there has also been some international traffic for their skins or as pets, although there is no record of this species (or any other genet for that matter) in commercial trade reported to CITES for the period 1995-2005 (Gaubert and Dunham in press).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in several protected areas across its range.

Citation: Gaubert, P. & Dunham, A. 2008. Genetta thierryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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