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A serval in Serengeti Naitional Pairk, Tanzanie
Scientific classification edit
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)
Distribution of Serval, 2015[1]

The serval /ˈsɜːrvəl/ (Leptailurus serval) is a middlin African wild cat. DNA studies hae shawn that the serval is closely relatit tae the African gowden cat an the caracal.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Thiel, C. (2015). "Leptailurus serval". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T11638A50654625. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T11638A50654625.en. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. 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.