Genetta maculata
Status: Least Concern
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Viverridae
Genus: Genetta
Names: panther genet or large-spotted genet
Description: The rusty-spotted genet has short whitish grey to pale yellow coloured fur with dark spots and a continuous dark line across the back. The spots of the upper two dorsal rows are round or square, brown in the center and darker outside.

General Information

The rusty-spotted genet is also called panther genet or large-spotted genet. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Shoulder height:
Length: 42 to 52 cm
Tail Length:
Weight: 1.3 to 3 kg
Age:

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Ecology and Behaviour

The rusty-spotted genet has an omnivorous diet. It feeds on rodents, agama lizards, skinks, Myriapoda, spiders, eggs, fruits, berries and seeds

Conservation

It is listed as "least concern" on the IUCN Red list.

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