Definition of viverrid in English:


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Pronunciation: /vɪˈvɛrɪd
, vʌɪ-/


A mammal of the civet family (Viverridae).
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  • This is also present in M. parvivorus, M. cognitus, all canids, and some procyonids, but is not present in viverrids, felids, or mustelids.
  • In only two locations of H. javanicus introduction are there native or introduced herpestids, viverrids, or mustelids.
  • Most viverrids are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small vertebrates (including carrion), insects, and other invertebrates including worms, crustaceans, and molluscs.


early 20th century: from modern Latin Viverridae, from Latin viverra 'ferret'.

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