Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Vulnerable (VU)
- 1996Endangered (EN)
- 1994Endangered (E)
Crested servaline genet
The crested servaline genet (Genetta cristata), also simply known as the crested genet, is a mammal from the Carnivora order, family Viverridae. It is related to civets and linsangs. Its name comes from the small crest on the back of the animal's neck. This species of genet inhabits dry forests of south-eastern Nigeria.. Its continued presence in southern Cameroon, and its presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon are uncertain.
The crested servaline Genet is considered vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, due to loss of habitat and over-hunting. The Cross River State Forests are being converted into farms and wastelands while the Niger Delta is used as an oil-production area. Both of these regions are common areas where this genet is seen.
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- Van Rompaey H, Gaubert P & Hoffmann M (2008). Genetta cristata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2008-10-13.