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Genetta genetta Linnaeus 1758 (common genet)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Viverridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232013

Alternative combination: Viverra genetta

Synonym: Genetta vulgaris Lesson 1827 (taxon 232014)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Genetta according to S. Larivière and J. Calzada 2001

Sister taxa: Genetta (Genetta), Genetta dongolana, Genetta pardina, Genetta piscivora, Genetta rubiginosa, Genetta senegalensis, Genetta servalina, Genetta stuhlmanni, Genetta suahelica, Genetta tigrina, Viverra maculata

Subtaxa: Genetta genetta felina

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 78.2, humerus length 67.6, radius length 55.2, scapula 40.0 x 25.0, skull 86.5 x 41.0, tibia length 81.0

Estimated body mass: 1.79 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length