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Specimen Overview

Specimen ID NSMT-M 32109
Collection Database of Specimens
and Materials of National Museum of
Nature and Science, Japan
English Vernacular Name Serval
Scientific Name Leptailurus serval Kawada et al., 2021
Specimen Type Taxidermy specimen
Collection Institution National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan
Size of Bounding Box
Length of front and back 783 mm
Width 176 mm
Height 576 mm

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Names of Taxa

Kingdom Animalia S-Net
Phylum Chordata S-Net
Class Mammalia S-Net
Order Carnivora Kawada et al., 2021
Family Felidae Kawada et al., 2021
Genus Leptailurus Kawada et al., 2021


Location data (mainly sampled or observed locations of organisms)
on GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) GBIF Web site
Scientific Name on GBIF GBIF
English Vernacular Name on GBIF GBIF
Year Range GBIF
Number of Occurrences GBIF

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Redlist Category IUCN Web site

Scientific Name on IUCN Redlist Leptailurus serval IUCN
English Vernacular Name on IUCN Redlist Serval IUCN
Redlist Category Least Concern (LC) IUCN
  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened

  • Vulnerable

  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild

  • Extinct
Population Trend Stable IUCN
Assessment Date 2014-04-20 IUCN
Published Year 2019 IUCN

Specimen Details

Verbatim Specimen ID WTY_109
Collection Date 1988-10
Scientific Name Leptailurus serval Kawada et al., 2021
English Vernacular Name Serval
Collection Country ETHIOPIA
Collection Locality Dire Dawa, ETHIOPIA
Collection Name Yoshimoto Collection
Specimen location information

the 3rd floor of the Global Gallery, the National Museum of Nature and Science (NMNS),
7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718 access
Parmanent Exhibition "Animals of the earth"
Parmanent Exhibitions Database of NMNS Floor Map of NMNS

Species Information

Information on ASM (American Society of Mammalogists) Mammal Diversity Database MDD Web site

Scientific Name on MDD Leptailurus serval MDD
English Vernacular Name on MDD Serval MDD
Locality of Type Specimen on MDD Cape region of South Africa. MDD

Information on Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition MSW3 Web site

Scientific Name on MSW3 Leptailurus serval MSW3
Locality of Type Specimen on MDW3 "Ostindien und Tibet in gebirgegen Gegenden, vielleicht auch am Vorgebirge der guten Hofnung und dem heissern Afrika"; restricted by J. A. Allen (1924) to the "Cape region of South Africa". MSW3

Information on Animal Diversity Web ADW Web site

via Encyclopedia of Life EoL Web site

Scientific Name on ADW Leptailurus serval ADW EoL
Habitat terrestrial, temperate, grassland, tropical, fossorial and/or ground dwelling only ADW EoL
Food Habit mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, carrion ADW EoL
Sexual Dimorphism male larger ADW EoL

3D Model Information

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Created by Kent MORI Link
Number of Polygons (K) 49.6
Publication Platform Sketchfab Link
Funded by JSPS KAKENHI Grant JP17K12967 Link


  • Kawada et al., 2021 Kawada S., Iwasa M., Fukui D., Shintaku Y., Amano M., Shimoinaba, S., Taru. S., Anezaki, T., Suzuki, S., Oshida T., and Yokohata Y. 2021. The List of Standard Japanese Names of World Mammals. The Mammal Society of Japan, https://www.mammalogy.jp/list/index.html (accessed 2021-12-28).
  • S-Net National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan. 2023. Science Museum Net Record 4713940. Science Museum Net, http://science-net.kahaku.go.jp/specimen/4713940 (accessed 2023-03-07).
  • GBIF
  • IUCN Thiel, C 2019. Leptailurus serval. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T11638A156536762. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T11638A156536762.en (accessed 2023-04-01).
  • MDD Mammal Diversity Database. 2022. Mammal Diversity Database (Version 1.8) [Data set]. Zenodo, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4139818 (accessed 2022-02-28).
  • MSW3 Wilson, D. E. & Reeder, D. M. (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.
  • ADW Canniff, T. 2011. "Leptailurus serval" (On-line). Animal Diversity Web, https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Leptailurus_serval/ (accessed 2023-04-02).
  • EoL Encyclopedia of Life. 2023. Page 1041048. Encyclopedia of Life, https://eol.org/pages/1041048 (accessed 2023-04-02).

Overview of Each Dataset

  • Kawada et al., 2021 The List of Standard Japanese Names of World Mammals (Kawada et al., 2021) is a list of "standard Japanese names" maintained by The Mammal Society of Japan, which includes Japanese names, scientific names, and notations in other species name lists.
  • S-Net S-Net (Science Museum Net) is a database that collects information on natural history specimens held by natural history museums in Japan.
  • GBIF GBIF (the Global Biodiversity Information Facility) is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth, primarily through a web database.
  • IUCN IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is an international conservation network that publishes the Red List, a list of endangered wildlife species, and a database on them.
  • MDD MDD (Mammal Diversity Database) is a species list compiled by the American Society of Mammalogists that provides taxonomic and biodiversity information on mammals. The following MSW3 and other information has been revised.
  • MSW3 MSW3 (Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition) is a database of mammalian taxa used as a reference for taxonomic research. It is also referenced by Kawada et al. (2021) and MDD above.
  • ADW ADW (Animal Diversity Web) is a database of the natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology of animals, and aims to provide information as an online encyclopedia and virtual museum.
  • EoL EoL (Encyclopedia of Life) is a database that collects and organizes wildlife information from various databases and adds descriptions by experts. EoL aims to be a portal where information on all living organisms can be collected from this site alone.