ferret badger


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ferret badger

n
(Animals) any small badger of the genus Melogale, of SE Asia, resembling a ferret in appearance and smell
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Noun1.ferret badger - small ferret-like badger of southeast Asiaferret badger - small ferret-like badger of southeast Asia
badger - sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
genus Melogale, Melogale - a genus of Mustelidae
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Of ferret badger isolates, RABV-TWFB and RABV-CNFB come from phylogenetically distinct lineages, indicating that multiple RABV colonization events in this species probably occurred.
The last mammal to be discovered was the Borneo ferret badger in 1895.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the animals found to carry SARS-like viruses in a Chinese market in 2003 were civet cats, racoon-dogs and one ferret badger -an Asian cousin of the common British badger.
When the SARS virus was found in a civet, a racoon dog and a Chinese ferret badger, it wasn't long before the Agrifood and Veterinary Authority of Singapore started trapping and killing cats, even though tests on 140 samples proved negative.
It has also been found in the raccoon dog and Chinese ferret badger.