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2010-09-30 06:04:09

The small nocturnal Asian palm civet, a carnivore that is famous for excreting coffee beans that are used in gourmet blends and recipes, has been discovered by French scientists to actually be one of three species of civets. The scientists said Wednesday that the one species, known as Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, should actually be three, according to molecular testing at the Museum of National History in Paris. The species have developed separately in different habitats -- northeastern...


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Golden Paradoxurus
2013-04-29 15:50:54

The golden paradoxurus (Paradoxurus aureus), also known as the golden wet-zone palm civet or the golden palm civet, is native to Sri Lanka. It prefers a habitat within damp forests, submontane forests, and possibly cloud forests located in the Knuckles Mountain Range, the Central Highlands, and Namunukula. Members of this species can be golden brown to reddish brown in color with no special markings, although the underbelly is pale in color. It was once classified with Paradoxurus...

Brown Palm Civet
2013-04-29 15:47:02

The brown palm civet (Paradoxurus jerdoni), also known as Jerdon's palm civet, is native to the Western Ghats in India. Its range is relatively small, extending from Castle Rock in Goa south to the Western Ghats in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. The Sulawesi palm civet is sometimes referred to as the brown palm civet because it is brown, but it is a distinct species. The brown palm civet holds two recognized subspecies. The brown palm civet is around the same size as the common palm...

Golden Palm Civet, Paradoxurus zeylonensis
2012-12-10 12:00:05

The golden palm civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis) is a small mammal that can be found in Sri Lanka. Its range is fragmented into separate areas, including the Sinharaja Forest area, Uda Walawe National Park, and Wasgomuwa and Yala National Parks. It prefers a habitat in evergreen, monsoon, and lowland forests. The coat of this civet is dark brown to brownish gold in color. Although there is not much information about this species, it is thought to consume many things like insects, berries,...

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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 nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It also has a...

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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, which when fermented becomes sweet liquor. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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