Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Viverrine.

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  • n. Any member of the family Viverridae.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Vīverridae, family name, from Vīverra, type genus; see viverrine.

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Viverridae +‎ -id

Examples

  • The adjacent painting is a widely-reproduced image, produced by Wahyu Gumelar for WWF Indonesia, depicting the animal as a new, hitherto unknown viverrid.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • Thanks to its long tail, gracile proportions, size (comparable to that of a house cat), and general civet-like appearance, the Kayan Mentarang animal soon became widely regarded as a probable new viverrid.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • Many viverrid species are highly enigmatic and several have only recently been discovered, have only occasionally been photographed alive, or have even not been photographed alive at all (for a nice review see Schreiber 1989).

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • 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)

  • Named in 1892 and known from less than 20 specimens, this is a poorly known terrestrial viverrid of montane forests, and good observations and photos of it are few and far between.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • It's a viverrid, a family of animals not found in North America.

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  • What I heard celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna say on television for so many years was true - the big viverrid smelled like a movie theater lobby.

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  • Was there no respect for the anatomy of viverrid rumps?

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  • any of the viverrid mammals that comprise two subfamilies (Herpestinae and Galidiinae) often grouped in a separate family (Herpestidae), that include agile ferret-sized mammals sometimes with bands or stripes, and that feed on small animals and fruits

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  • Given that giant flying squirrels are awesome and deeply weird I’m no less impressed by the Kayan Mentarang animal than I was when I thought it likely to be an unusual new viverrid.

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

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