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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Cuvier's system of classification as altered by his editors, the flesh-eaters or third order of mammals, containing not only the Carnivora proper, as now understood, but also the Insectivora, the Chiroptera, and sundry carnivorous marsupials; the carnassiers. The marsupials were subsequently placed in a separate group, Marsupiata. Also called Carnassia.

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