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Carnivores


  • Here are entered works on mammals in the order Carnivora. Works on flesh-eating animals in general are entered under [Carnivorous animals.]
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    • Carnivora
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    • found: Britannica, viewed March 30, 2022(carnivore, any member of the mammalian order Carnivora (literally, "flesh devourers" in Latin), comprising more than 270 species. Although the species classified in this order are basically meat eaters, a substantial number of them, especially among bears and members of the raccoon family, also feed extensively on vegetation and are thus actually omnivorous. The order Carnivora includes 12 families, 9 of which live on land: Canidae (dogs and related species), Felidae (cats), Ursidae (bears), Procyonidae (raccoons and related species), Mustelidae (weasels, badgers, otters, and related species), Mephitidae (skunks and stink badgers), Herpestidae (mongooses), Viverridae (civets, genets, and related species), and Hyaenidae (hyenas). There are three aquatic families: Otariidae (sea lions and fur seals), Phocidae (true, or earless, seals), and Odobenidae (the walrus). These aquatic families are referred to as pinnipeds.)
    • found: Parker, Steve. Cunning carnivores, 1994(DLC)93027256
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    • QL737.C2-QL737.C28
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on mammals in the order Carnivora. Works on flesh-eating animals in general are entered under [Carnivorous animals.]
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    • Note under [Carnivorous animals]
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    • 1996-05-01: new
    • 2022-04-15: revised
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