Genetta plesictoides Bate, 1903:122

Cypriot genet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bate, Dorothy M. A. (1903). On an extinct species of genet (Genetta plesictoides, sp. n.) from the Pleistocene of Cyprus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1903(2): 121-124.


Other references:

Reese, D. S. (1995). The Pleistocene Vertebrate Sites and Fauna of Cyprus. Cyprus Geological Survey Department Bulletin 9: 1-203.

Simmons, A. H. (1999). Faunal extinction in an island society: pygmy hippopotamus hunters of Cy-prus, New York, Kluwer. 381pp.

Theodorou G. E., Roussiakis S. I., Athanassiou A.,  Giaourtsakis I. and Panayides I. (2007). A Late Pleistocene endemic genet (Carnivora, Viverridae) from Aghia Napa, Cyprus. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress, Athens, May, 2007. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece 40: 201-208.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). In the shadow of the megafauna: prehistoric mammal and bird extinctions across the Holocene, pp. 17-39. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. New York: Oxford University Press.


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