Any of various mostly small carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, having long, slender bodies with short legs and bushy tails. Viverrids include the civets, mongooses, meerkats, and binturong.
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How to use viverrid in a sentence
Viverrine, vī-ver′in, adj. pertaining to the viverrid, one of the four families of the luroidea section of Carnivora.
As the animal grows older, the spots run into stripes, and it becomes as clearly banded horizontally as the viverrid.Colouration in Animals and Plants | Alfred Tylor
The Mustelid are allied to the viverrid in their general conformation.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
It is classed with the viverrid, but stands intermediate between them and the cats.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life | Ernest Ingersoll
The parasites of the civets, ichneumons and their allies, (viverrid) are of little importance.Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold