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Asiatic Linsang Prionodon
2013-05-17 11:20:07

The Asiatic linsang (Prionodon) is a genus that contains two species of linsangs, and it is the only genus in the Prionodontidae family. The two species, the banded linsang and the spotted linsang, were previously classified in the Viverrinae subfamily, but studies have shown that they differed enough to warrant their own distinct classification. Despite their extreme resemblance to members of...

African Linsang Poiana richardsonii
2012-06-22 15:38:05

The African linsang (Poiana richardsonii) is also known as the oyan and is native to Africa. Its range includes Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon, among other areas. It can be found at elevations of up to 1640 feet in North-east Gabon and as high as 3116 feet in Zaire. This linsang prefers a habitat within thick forests and jungles. The African linsang resembles a cat, but is...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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