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Related to Carnivoran: family Felidae


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(Zoology) carnivorous animals collectively
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnivora - catsCarnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia - seals; sea lions; walruses
Canidae, family Canidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
family Ursidae, Ursidae - bears and extinct related forms
family Mustelidae, Mustelidae - weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens
family Procyonidae, Procyonidae - raccoons; coatis; cacomistles; kinkajous; and sometimes pandas
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Estimating carnivoran diets using a combination of carcass observations and scats from GPS clusters.
In the present research, none of the species involved can crush long bones to access the marrow directly and are largely restricted to the soft tissue still attached, although the guild includes some carnivoran and rodent scavengers that can gnaw through areas of thin cortical bone to access interior soft tissues.
Carnivoran populations have historically decreased globally due to overexploitation, persecution, and habitat loss (Ripple et al.
They also looked at the brains of one or two specimens from each of eight carnivoran species: ferret, mongoose, raccoon, cat, dog, hyena, lion and brown bear.
She covers setting the stage: rocks, fossils, and evolution; the oldest marine mammals: whales and sea cows; later-diverging whales: neoceti; aquatic carnivorans: pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran; crown sirenians and their desmostylian relatives; aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the seas, sea otters and polar bears; and diversity changes through time: the influence of climate change and humans.
Intraguild predation and interspecific killing as structuring forces of carnivoran communities in South America.
Scaling and mechanics of carnivoran footpads reveal the principles of footpad design.
Carnivoran paleoguilds of Africa: Implications for hominid food procurement.
Flynn ("Carnivoran Phylogeny and Rates of Evolution: Morphological, Taxic, and Molecular") provide a wealth of information on the evolution and systematics of the order.
Our allegiances to an insectivoran or carnivoran tactic depend strongly on scale and intent.
(2005): Ailurid carnivoran mammal Simocyon from the Late Miocene of Spain and the systematics of the genus.