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African civet
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Civettictis
Species:
civetta
Subspecies

C. c. civetta (Schreber, 1776)
C. c. congica Cabrera, 1929
C. c. schwarzi Cabrera, 1929
C. c. australis Lundholm, 1955
C. c. volkmanni Lundholm, 1955
C. c. pauli Kock, Künzel and Rayaleh, 2000

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Range of the African civet
Synonyms

The African civet (Civettictis civetta) is a large type of civet in the family Viverridae. It is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a Least Concern species. In some countries, it is threatened by hunting, and wild African civets are kept for producing civetone to make some types of perfume.


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