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vi·ver·rid

 (vī-vĕr′ĭd)
n.
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets.

[From New Latin Vīverridae, family name, from Vīverra, type genus, from Latin vīverra, ferret.]

viverrid

(vaɪˈvɛrɪd)
n
(Animals) an animal of the family Viverridae
adj
(Zoology) zoology relating to the family Viverridae

vi•ver•rid

(vaɪˈvɛr ɪd, vɪ-)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, and mongooses.
n.
2. a viverrid animal.
[1790–1800; < New Latin Viverridae, derivative of Viverr(a) a genus (Latin vīverra the ferret or a similar animal]
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Some taxa which have been studied include viverrids (Atilax, Bdeogal, Civettictis, Genetta, Helogale, Herpestes, Ichneumia, Mungos, and Nandinia) from eastern Africa (Taylor 1971), water voles (Arvicola terrestris monticola) from Europe (Ventura and Gotzens 2005), squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus, Arborimus logicaudus, Tamiasciurus douglasii, Sciurus griseus, and Tamias spp.