A secretive, nocturnal species, the Small Spotted Genet inhabits rocky terrain with caves, dense scrubland, pine forests, and marshland. This handsome, feline-looking animal, has a pale grey and black spotted coat, with a long striped tail. Like all genets, it has a small head, large ears and eyes, and short legs with retractable claws.

Small spotted genet

A secretive, nocturnal species, the Small Spotted Genet inhabits rocky terrain with caves, dense scrubland, pine forests, and marshland. This handsome, feline-looking animal, has a pale grey and black spotted coat, with a long striped tail. Like all genets, it has a small head, large ears and eyes, and short legs with retractable claws.

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Author(s)Nick Scarle
Author CompanyUniversity of Manchester
Date Created2011-05-09
AlbumFauna > Mammals
TypePhoto
Dimensions4500 x 3000
Filesize4 MB
Number of Downloads26
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Required AttributionNick Scarle, University of Manchester (ian.umces.edu/media-library)