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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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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