Serval

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Serval[1]
At Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leptailurus
Severtzov, 1858
Species: L. serval
Binomial name
Leptailurus serval
(Schreber, 1776)
Serval range. Darker green: extant (resident). Brighter green: extinct.
Synonyms

Caracal serval [2]

The serval /ˈsɜrvəl/ (Leptailurus serval) is a medium-sized African wild cat. DNA studies hae shawn that the serval is closely relatit tae the African gowden cat an the caracal.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 540. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Breitenmoser, C., Henschel, P. & Sogbohossou, E. (2008). Leptailurus serval. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. Johnson, W. E.; Eizirik, E; Pecon-Slattery, J; Murphy, WJ; Antunes, A; Teeling, E; O'Brien, SJ (2006). "The Late Miocene Radiation of Modern Felidae: A Genetic Assessment". Science 311 (5757): 73–77. doi:10.1126/science.1122277. PMID 16400146.