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Malagasy Civet Fossa fossana
2012-06-14 18:03:21

The Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana) is native to Madagascar, where it inhabits tropical rainforests. Its other common names include the striped civet and the fanaloka. It was previously classified with the banded palm civet in the subfamily Hemigalinae, and as its own subspecies in the subfamily Fossinae. It should not be confused with the fossa, a cat like creature that is also native to...

Banded Palm Civet
2009-02-16 18:41:19

The Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus) is a species of civet found in Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Though its habitat is forests with tall trees, it spends most of its time on the ground. The Banded Palm Civet has a long pointed face, long body and short legs. Each foot has five toes with retractable claws. It is similar in appearance to Owston's Palm Civet (Chrotogale...

Aquatic Genet
2007-08-14 13:44:36

The Aquatic Genet (Genetta piscivora), is a carnivorous mammal from northeastern Zaire. They are related to civets and linsangs. Like most members of its family, it is a secretive and rarely seen species, and little is known about its behavior in the wild. Unlike other genets which have handsomely spotted coats and ringed tails, the Aquatic Genet has a plain, rusty-colored coat, and a black...

Asian Palm Civet
2007-06-25 07:51:11

The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a...

Common Palm Civet
2007-01-21 19:11:27

The common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), or Asian Palm Civet, Musang (in Malaysia and Indonesia), Luak or Luwak, or Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae. It is native to South-east Asia and southern China. The common palm civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It has a fondness for palm flower sap,...

African Palm Civet
2007-01-19 20:43:00

The African Palm Civet (Nandinia binotata), also known as the Two-spotted Palm Civet, is a small mammal. It has short legs, small ears, a body resembling a cat, and a long tail as long as its body. Adults usually weigh 3.75 to 4.63 lb (1.70 to 2.10 kg). They are native to the forests of eastern Africa, where they usually inhabit trees. Their diet is omnivorous. Their diet includes rodents,...

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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