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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the carnivores, or to the order Carnivora
  • n. Any member of the order Carnivora.


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  • While some biologists noted a vague superficial similarity with lemurs, most concluded that it was a viverrid: a member of the same carnivoran family as civets and genets*.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • As explained in my article, detailed comparison indicates that the animal is not a carnivoran, but a squirrel.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part II)… it’s a giant squirrel!

  • Response directed at Mike: the 'fossa' I was referring to is not the osteological concavity that you are thinking of, but the Madagascan euplerid carnivoran Cryptoprocta ferox.

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • If domestic dogs are wolves, you would expect the two to be very close genetically, certainly closer than universally recognised non-domesticated carnivoran taxa.

    Controversial origins of the domestic dog

  • But they didn't seem to have been chewed up and still had intact legs, feet and heads, so they likely weren't killed by a carnivoran.

    What killed the stag beetles?

  • Notably, those carnivoran species that have become human commensals are all generalized omnivores smaller than most wolves: raccoons Procyon lotor, Red foxes Vulpes vulpes, Golden jackals Canis aureus and coyotes C. latrans.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • They name this clade Pegasoferae, a name derived by uniting Pegasus (in their view a sort of bat-perissodactyl combination) with Ferae (the name they use for the carnivoran + pangolin clade).

    We flightless primates

  • Quote: Red pandas have been a taxonomic enigma, their placement in a carnivoran family has been enormously controversial.

    Nom Nom Nom Nom - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Thanks to everyone who had a go at guessing the identity of the mystery stuffed carnivoran.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • On 8 August 2008, the carnivoran Russian bear came out of its 20-year hibernation.



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