Michel Gervais spent a week in Niger in Feb. He saw 23 species and a possible West African Manatee. He also includes a picture of a mouse that needs identification… good luck!



  • Jerzy


    not about Niger, but who can help with identification of some mammals from Uganda? Photos arek here:

  • Charles Foley

    Hi Michel,

    The genet you saw (or at least the one in the picture) is actually the Large spotted genet Genetta maculata, rather than the Common genet, Genetta genetta.


    • GERVAIS Michel

      Hi Charles,
      My documentation on genet is not enough good !
      OK my genet is not G genetta but I read large spotted genetta is Genetta tigrina ! What are differencies between these too genet G tigrina and G maculata (panther genet)?
      Michel GERVAIS

  • tembo10

    Hi Michel,

    Sorry for the delayed reply. Genet taxonomy is in a state of flux at the moment, with lots of splitting and name changing going on. Genetta tigrina is now officially known as Genetta maculata, hence the confusion.



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