Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Viverridae > Genus: Genetta > Species: Genetta genetta > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Genetta genetta isabelae Delibes, 1977 Stubbe M., & Krapp F. (1993)
Genetta genetta balearica Thomas, 1902 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Genetta genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Genetta genetta rhodanica Matschie, 1902 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Common genet - Genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1360

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Common genet English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Europska cibetka Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Geneta Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genetkat Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genett Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genett Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genett Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genetta Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genette Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genette commune French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Genetti Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gínköttur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jineta Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleinflecken-Ginsterkatze German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Paprastoji geneta Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
ùszaki petymeg Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Genetta afra Cuvier, 1825
Genetta melas Graells, 1897
Genetta rhodanica Matschie, 1902
Genetta terrasanctae Neumann, 1902
Genetta vulgaris Lesson, 1827
Genetta peninsulae Cabrera, 1905
Genetta bonaparti Loche, 1857
Genetta grantii Thomas, 1902
Genetta terraesanctae Neumann, 1902

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

23 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-12-15 Portugal PT_Habitats_2013_2014_correct file habides_export.xml
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Alsace
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Aquitaine
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Centre Val de Loire
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Champagne Ardennes
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Lorraine
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Midi Pyrénées
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files PACA
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Poitou Charentes
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Rhône Alpes
2015-11-25 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2014 DREAL Rhone Alpes
2015-11-03 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Aquitaine
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 AQUITAINE-habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 CENTRE_habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 LANGUEDOC-RROUSSILLON__habides_export_habitats_2012.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 MIDI-PYRENEES_habides_export-dirHab.xml
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2012-12-09 Portugal envumx3mg PT_Habitats_2009_2010.xml
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Genetta genetta
2008-02-27 France rapport France Genetta genetta
2008-02-24 Portugal Relatório nacional sobre a implementação da Directiva Habitats Species questionnaire for Genetta genetta
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