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Malayan Civet Viverra tangalunga
2013-06-07 13:21:50

The Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga), also known as the oriental civet or the Malay civet, is a member of the Viverridae family which contains linsangs and genets. This civet can only be found on the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Bangka, the Philippines, the Rhio Archipelago, and the Malay Peninsula. It prefers a wide variety of habitats including forests, the outer areas of villages, and...

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...

Panther Genet Genetta maculate
2012-11-05 13:08:30

The panther genet (Genetta maculate), also known as the rusty-spotted genet, is a mammal related to the linsang and the civet. It can be found in many areas of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within many areas including...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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