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Accepted taxon: Genetta genetta


Accepted taxon: Genetta genetta
Taxon: Genetta genetta
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | FELIFORMIA | Viverridae | Viverrinae | Genetta
Reference: Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), JHU Press, 2005.

Fig.1 - Ternary plot of the proximate analysis for the Genetta genetta diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 3, ASH (Ash contents) 8, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 15, CP (Crude Protein) 54, EE (Ether Extract) 20. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 1. List of Diet Items for Genetta genetta.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Rodentia WHOLE 14.29 Grzimek,B…
Aves WHOLE 13.29 Damuth, J…
Muridae WHOLE 11.11 Damuth, J…
Reptilia WHOLE 10.32 Damuth, J…
Orthoptera WHOLE 9.72 Damuth, J…
Amphibia WHOLE 9.52 Grzimek,B…
Scorpiones WHOLE 8.33 Damuth, J…
Magnoliopsida FRUIT 7.14 Grzimek,B…
Solifugae WHOLE 6.94 Damuth, J…
Isoptera WHOLE 4.17 Damuth, J…
Coleoptera WHOLE 2.78 Damuth, J…
Insecta WHOLE 2.38 Grzimek,B…

a. Standardized values. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 2. List of Standard Traits for Genetta genetta.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Carnivore Carnivore A. R. Fri…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Animalivore Animalivore,Frugivore A. R. Fri…
Locomotion: Eisenberg 1981 Scansonal Arboreal,Scansonal Djagoun,S…
Temporal habits nocturnal nocturnal Djagoun,S…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Genetta genetta.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g 8 8 - - - 1,511 - - Engelman,…
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 1,000 - 3,000 - Freudenth…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm - - - - - 409.86 - - Engelman,…
Occipital condyle width (OCW) nan mm 8 8 - - - 18.51 - - Engelman,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Genetta genetta.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
OPD (l) n/a 2 2 - - - 43 - - Evans, Al…
OPD (u) n/a 3 3 - - - 53 - - Evans, Al…
brainmass nan g - - - - - 14 - - Engelman,…
skull_length nan mm - - - - - 87 - - Engelman,…
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 21 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 18 - - Nelson, A…
neck length nan mm - - - - - 84 - - Nelson, A…

b. other Measurements. Source Measurements which are not listed on or mapped with the Standard Traits..


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Genetta genetta.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Genetta genetta Djagoun,S., 2009, Small carnivorans from southern Benin: a preliminary assessment of diversity and hunting pressure, Small Carnivore Conservation 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Damuth, J. 2010. ABSOLUT 6 a mammalian database compiled by the national center for ecological analysis and synthesis (NCEAS ) workshop on mammalian communities. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Evans, Alistair R., Gregory P. Wilson, Mikael Fortelius, and Jukka Jernvall. “High-Level Similarity of Dentitions in Carnivorans and Rodents.” Nature 445, no. 7123 (December 13, 2006): 78–81. doi:10.1038/nature05433. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Law, C.J., Blackwell, E.A., Curtis, A.A., Dickinson, E., Hartstone‐Rose, A. and Santana, S.E., 2022. Decoupled evolution of the cranium and mandible in carnivoran mammals. Evolution. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Engelman, R.K., 2022. Occipital condyle width (OCW) is a highly accurate predictor of body mass in therian mammals. BMC biology, 20(1), p.37. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta DeMers, A.C., 2023. Functional Significance of the Mandible, Tooth Roots, and Tooth Crowns, and their Implications for Fossil Dietary Inference (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University). 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Nelson, A., Engelman, R.K. and Croft, D.A., 2023. How to weigh a fossil mammal? South American notoungulates as a case study for estimating body mass in extinct clades. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 30(3), pp.773-809. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Genetta genetta Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E., 2013. Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica, 145, pp.1-513. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted

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