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us: Carnivorous animals


  • Here are entered works on flesh-eating animals in general. Works on mammals in the order Carnivora are entered under [Carnivora.]

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    • us: Carnivores
    • us: Flesh-eating animals
    • us: Meat-eaters (Animals)
    • us: Meat-eating animals
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    • found: Work cat.: 83188320: Carnivorous marsupials, 1982.
    • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 22, 2010 (A carnivore, meaning "meat eater," is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. Carnivores that eat insects and similar invertebrates primarily or exclusively are called insectivores, while those that eat fish primarily or exclusively are called piscivores. The word "carnivore" sometimes refers to the mammalian Order Carnivora, but this is somewhat misleading. Although many Carnivora fit the definition of being exclusively meat eaters, not all do. For example, most species of bears are omnivorous, except for the giant panda, which is almost exclusively herbivorous, and the carnivorous polar bear. In addition, many carnivorous species are not members of Carnivora. Outside the animal kingdom, there are several genera containing carnivorous plants and several phyla containing carnivorous fungi. The former are predominantly insectivores, while the latter prey mostly on microscopic invertebrates, such as nematodes, amoeba and springtails.)
    • found: Dictionary.com, Nov. 22, 2010 (carnivore: 1. an animal that eats flesh. 2. a flesh-eating mammal of the order Carnivora, comprising the dogs, cats, bears, seals, and weasels. 3. an insectivorous plant; carnivorous: 1. flesh-eating. 2. of the carnivores.)
    • found: McGraw-Hill dict. of scientific and technical terms, c2003 (Carnivora: A large order of placental mammals, including dogs, bears, and cats, that is primarily adapted for predation as evidenced by dentition and jaw articulation; carnivorous: Eating flesh or, as in plants, subsisting on nutrients obtained from animal protoplasm)
    • found: Henderson's dict. of biological terms, 2000 (Carnivora: order of flesh-eating mammals containing the suborders Fissipedia, comprising the terrestrial carnivores, and Pinnipedia, the aquatic carnivores (seals, walruses and sea-lions); carnivore: animal that feeds on other animals, esp. the flesh-eating mammals (Carnivora) such as dogs, cats, bears and seals, which feed on meat or fish; carnivorous: 1) flesh-eating; 2) appl. certain plants that trap and digest insects and other small animals)
    • found: LC database, Nov. 22, 2010 (carnivorous butterflies; carnivorous insects; carnivorous marsupials; carnivorous dinosaurs; carnivorous Dinosauria; carnivorous land snails; meat-eating animals; meat-eating dinosaurs; meat-eaters; dinosaurs that ate meat; Tyrannosaurus rex and other giant carnivores; animals that eat other animals)
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    • Here are entered works on flesh-eating animals in general. Works on mammals in the order Carnivora are entered under [Carnivora.]
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    • Note under [Carnivora]
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    • 2010-11-23: new
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