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  • n. Plural form of viverrid.


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  • Particularly in the foothills and mountains, larger mammals such as Chacma baboon Papio ursinus, honey-badger Mellivora capensis, clawless otter Aonyx capensis, leopard Panthera pardus, aardvark Orycteropus afer, eland Taurotragus oryx, the regional endemic bontebok Damaliscus dorcas dorcas anddiverse mustelids and viverrids occur.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • The way the animal holds its long hindlimbs (referring here to the photo showing the animal from behind) and the suggestion of a patagium now make sense, and the unusual curving shape of the long tail matches the tail posture reported for giant flying squirrels (Meijaard et al. 2006, p. 321) and is unlike that of viverrids and other carnivorans.

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

  • Nandinia is not close to civets and genets, but is in fact a basal feliformian (Flynn et al. 2005); oriental linsangs (Prionodon) are not viverrids, but in fact the sister-taxon to cats (Gaubert & Cordeiro-Estrela 2006, Gaubert & Veron 2003); and Madagascan carnivorans are also not viverrids, but closer to mongooses (Gaubert et al. 2005).

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • But despite the apparent strengths of this identification (and the fact that it came from an authoritative source: one of the authors in particular [Géraldine Veron] is a noted expert on viverrids), it was really a non-starter for several obvious reasons.

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

  • New records of two species of rare viverrids from Liberia.

    Western Guinean lowland forests

  • Assorted viverrids and mustelids at front left, duck-billed platypus in middle (cuscus behind it).

    Toys toys toys

  • I WANT: aye - aye, viverrids, all the glowing deep - sea fish, more.

    Toys: part II

  • The lemurs and viverrids I found in a small toy shop in Denver, Colorado (I've never seen them since: I wasn't able to get the whole set unfortunately).

    Toys: part II

  • The viverrids in particular, those mongoosey carnivores, are capable of forcing a tenrec to defend itself.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • As the island became isolated from Africa by geological splitting that widened and deepened what we now call the Mozambique Channel, only a few other mammal lineages got aboard: lemurs, rodents, viverrids, and the ancestors of that pygmy hippopotamus you’ve already heard about.

    The Song of The Dodo


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