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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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