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- 1988Insufficiently Known (K)
Johnston's genet (Genetta johnstoni) is a mammal from the Carnivora order, related to civets and linsangs in the family Viverridae. It is native to the African countries of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia. It inhabits the region's rainforests, although a specimen was seen in other habitat, and the rarely sighted species is considered one of West Africa's least known small carnivores. Johnston's genet was only known from a few (mostly damaged) museum skins and skulls, until 2000 when the first live specimen was captured by Amy Dunham (scientist at Rice University) in Taï National Park, Ivory Coast 
- Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
- Dunham A & Gaubert P (2008). Gennetta johnstoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
- Gaubert, P. et al (2002). "A reassessment of the distribution of the rare Genetta johnstoni (Viverridae, Carnivora) with some newly discovered specimens". Mammal Review 32: 132–144. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2907.2002.00102.x.
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