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Banded Mongoose
2007-01-19 20:01:43

The banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a mongoose commonly found in the central and eastern parts of Africa. Physical characteristics The banded mongoose is a sturdy mongoose. It has large head, small ears, short, and muscular limbs. It has a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. Animals of wetter areas are larger and darker colored than animals of dryer regions. The...

Dwarf Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:32:36

The dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula), sometimes-called common dwarf mongoose to distinguish it from the desert dwarf mongoose (H. hirtula) is a small African carnivore belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae). Physical characteristics The dwarf mongoose is a typical mongoose. It has a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, short limbs, and long paws. The species can be...

Yellow Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:26:46

The yellow mongoose is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country. It resides from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There are as many as twelve subspecies of yellow mongoose. In general, the yellow mongoose has lighter...

Long-nosed Cusimanse
2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short,...

Ring-tailed Mongoose
2007-01-19 12:07:34

The ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans) is a Euplerid that lives on the island of Madagascar. Although it is called a "mongoose", it is really a closer relative to the fossa. The ring-tailed mongoose is relatively small. It is 12.5 to 15 in (32 to 38 cm) long and weighs only 24 to 32 oz (700 to 900 g). Its body is long and slender, and the rounded head has a pointed snout. The body is a...

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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