Leptailurus serval constantina Forster, 1780

North African serval, Barbary serval



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lynchailurus serval constantinus Forster, 1780; Felis serval constantina Forster, 1780; Felis lybica constantina Forster, 1780; Felis constantina Forster, 1780; algiricus (J. B. Fischer, 1829)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: unclear



North Africa


Biology & Ecology










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