Definition of Family Viverridae

1. Noun. Genets; civets; mongooses.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Viverridae

family Urticaceae
family Usneaceae
family Ustilaginaceae
family Valerianaceae
family Varanidae
family Veneridae
family Verbenaceae
family Vespertilionidae
family Vespidae
family Violaceae
family Viperidae
family Vireonidae
family Viscaceae
family Vitaceae
family Vittariaceae
family Viverridae (current term)
family Viverrinae
family Volvariaceae
family Volvocaceae
family Vombatidae
family Welwitschiaceae
family Winteraceae
family Xanthorrhoeaceae
family Xantusiidae
family Xenicidae
family Xenopodidae
family Xenosauridae
family Xiphiidae
family Xylariaceae
family Xyridaceae

Literary usage of Family Viverridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The hyenas or hyaenas (Hyaenidae) differ from the preceding family (Viverridae) in the absence of a distinct vertical partition ..."

2. The Fur Traders and Fur Bearing Animals by Marcus Petersen (1914)
"It is a carnivorous animal, classed by Linnaeus as the (Viverra-ichneumon), but is now known as the Herpestes-ichneumon of the family Viverridae or Civet. ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... Canidae or Dog Family, Viverridae or Civet Family, Mustelidae or Weasel Family, Ursidae or Bear Family, and the Phocidae or Seal Family. ..."

4. Outlines of zoology by John Arthur Thomson (1895)
"family Viverridae—Old World forms, such as civets ( Viverra), of Africa and India, genets (Genetta), of S. Europe, Africa, and S.-W. Asia, ..."

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