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African civet (Civettictis civetta)
Subject: African civet (Civettictis civetta)
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African civet (Civettictis civetta)

Title Deutsch-Ostafrika, Ziebethkatze 
Original caption Ziebethkatze
Depicted place Deutsch-Ostafrika
Date between 1906 and 1918
Photographer Walther Dobbertin (1882–1961)  
Institution German Federal Archives  Sammlung Walther Dobbertin (Bild 105)

The African civet (Civettictis civetta) is the largest representative of the African Viverridae and the sole member of its genus. It is considered common and widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. Like all civets it has perineal glands that produce a fluid known as civet, which it spreads on markers in its territory to claim its range. It is used in the perfume industry.
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: Civettictis
Species: Civettictis civetta (Schreber, 1776)
Viverra civetta Schreber, 1776
Viverra poortmanni Pucheran, 1855

Scientific Name: Civettictis civetta (Schreber, 1776)
Synonyms: Osbornictis civetta, Viverra civetta
Common Names:
English – African Civet
French – Civette africaine, Civette d'Afrique

African civet
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