family Viverridae

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Related to family Viverridae: Viverrids
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Viverridae - genetsfamily Viverridae - genets; civets; mongooses    
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
viverrine, viverrine mammal - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
civet, civet cat - cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
genus Viverra, Viverra - type genus of the family Viverridae
genus Viverricula, Viverricula - a genus of Viverridae
Cryptoprocta, genus Cryptoprocta - large primitive cat-like carnivores inhabiting forests of Madagascar
genus Fossa, Fossa - monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
genus Hemigalus, Hemigalus - banded palm civets
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References in periodicals archive ?
The Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) also called a toddy cat, is a small member of the family Viverridae native to South and Southeast Asia.
The masked palm civet Paguma larvata is a small carnivore within the civet family Viverridae, currently listed as Least Concern on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Family VIVERRIDAE Paradoxurus NE LC hermaphrodites (Common Palm Civet) Viverra tangalunga NE LC (Malayan Civet) IV.

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