- a small, burrowing South African carnivore, Suricata suricatta, of a grayish color with dark bands across the back, related to the mongooses and having social behavior similar to that of prairie dogs.
Origin of suricate
Examples from the Web for suricate
Historical Examples of suricate
The Suricate has but four toes on each foot; the tarsus and the metatarsus are naked below.
The Suricate lives in caves and rock crevices, and will dig burrows.
The last of the civet-like animals about which we can tell you is the meerkat, sometimes known as the suricate.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- the slender-tailed meerkatSee meerkat