order Carnivora

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Related to order Carnivora: family Felidae
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Noun1.order Carnivora - catsorder Carnivora - 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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References in periodicals archive ?
Order Carnivora. In: Mammal species of the world: A taxonomic and geographic reference, Third edition (eds.
Scolt Seville--represents an ambitious new reference compendium on the ecology, pathology, and management of Conoidasida in mammals of the order Carnivora. Although this book focuses on the relatively-narrow subject of what is effectively a single class of parasites in a single order of mammals, the importance of these hosts and the impacts that these ubiquitous parasites have on them make this work of much broader concern.
In the order Carnivora, there have been many SEM studies of the tongues of cat (Boshell et al, 1982; Kobayashi et al., 1988), dog (Iwasaki & Sakata, 1985; Kobayashi et al., 1987), mongoos (Iwasaki et al, 1987), Japanese weasel (Furubayashi et al., 1989), sea otter (Shimoda et al., 1996), Asian black bear (Inatomi & Kobayashi, 1999), bush dog (Emura et al., 2000), panther and Asian black bear (Emura et al., 2001), lion (Emura et al., 2003), tiger (Emura et al., 2004), silver fox (Jackowiak & Godynicki, 2004), raccoon dog and fox (Emura et al., 2006), Japanese marten (Emura et al, 2007), ferret and Siberian weasel (Emura, 2008) and ferret (Takemura et al, 2009).
The order Carnivora was the most representative, with four families and eight species registered, followed by the order Cingulata, with one family and three species, and the order Rodentia, with two families and two species (Table 1).
At least 15 different mammalian species, of which 12 were of the Order Carnivora, were detected during our study (Table 1).
And bacteria may at last explain how the giant panda, a bamboo-eating member of the mammalian order Carnivora without a grass-grazer's capacious fermenting gut or specialist digestive enzymes, can live on 12.5 kilograms of highly fibrous plant material a day.
In addition to being the latest described member of its family, another distinction the olinguito holds is that it is the newest species in the order Carnivora; an incredibly rare discovery in the 21st century.
Procyon cancrivorus (crab-eating raccoon) belongs to the phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, and grouped in the Procyonidae family.
The order Carnivora is divided into 16 families, 13 of which are terrestrial.
The order Carnivora (Mammalia) in Peru: State of Knowledge and research priorities for its conservation