Bourlon's genet

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Bourlon's genet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: Genetta
Species: G. bourloni
Binomial name
Genetta bourloni[2]
Gaubert, 2003
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Bourlon's genet range

Bourlon's genet (Genetta bourloni) is a genet species native to the Upper Guinean forests. It is known from only 29 specimens in zoological collections and has been described as a new Genetta species in 2003.[3] It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gaubert, P.; Greengrass, E.J. & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Genetta bourloni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T136223A45220931. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T136223A45220931.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Genetta bourloni". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 555. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Gaubert, P. (2003). Description of a new species of genet (Carnivora; Viverridae; genus Genetta) and taxonomic revision of forest forms related to the Large-spotted Genet complex. Mammalia 67: 85–108.