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African linsangs
African linsang (Poiana richardsonii), Natural History Museum, London, Mammals Gallery.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: ''Poiana''
Gray, 1864
Species
  • Poiana leightoni
  • Poiana richardsonii

The African linsangs or oyans are two species in the genus Poiana. They are viverrids in the mammalian subfamily Viverrinae.

DNA analysis showed that these African linsangs (Poiana) are true viverrids closely related to the genets.


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