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Leptailurus serval -Serengeti National Park, Tanzania-8.jpg
At Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Felidae
Subfaimily: Felinae
Genus: Leptailurus
Severtzov, 1858
Species: L. serval
Binomial name
Leptailurus serval
(Schreber, 1776)
Serval range IUCN.svg
Serval range. Darker green: extant (resident). Brighter green: extinct.

Caracal serval [2]

The serval /ˈsɜːrvəl/ (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". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. 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.