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Related to Carnivoran: family Felidae


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(Zoology) carnivorous animals collectively
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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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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.
Intraguild predation and interspecific killing as structuring forces of carnivoran communities in South America.
Carnivoran evolution has taken yet a different course, with changes generally more strongly associated with body size rather than selection on brain size and cognition.
Scaling and mechanics of carnivoran footpads reveal the principles of footpad design.
Carnivoran paleoguilds of Africa: Implications for hominid food procurement.
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.
1997): Carnivoran paleoguilds of Africa: implications for hominid food procurement strategies.