To this anciently extinct family we may trace all the varieties of existing Carnivora.
Adopting his idea, Cuvier referred the seals to an order of Carnivora.
From the conspicuous development of such teeth in the Carnivora, especially the dogs, they have received the name of “canines.”
His head was square-cut, angular; the jaw salient: like that of the Carnivora.
We have diminished the ferocity of the Carnivora in men; we have still further to diminish it without impairing courage.
Its face is terrible; it is the most ferocious and dangerous of all the American Carnivora.
I have placed Cetacea after Carnivora, and Edentata at the end.
In the Carnivora it only reaches as far forward as the spine of the axis.
If caught in their youth they are easily tamed, and display a greater intelligence than any of the other Carnivora.
They seem to connect together the Ungulata, Rodentia, and Carnivora.
order of mammals, 1830, from Latin (animalia) carnivora "flesh-eating (animals)," neuter plural of carnivorus (see carnivorous). Applied as the scientific name of a large order of flesh-eating mammals by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832).