Viverridae


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Related to Viverridae: Herpestidae, Viverrids

Viverridae

the family of civets, genets and mongoose; see mongoose.
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On the economic product of this cat, Watt notes "Civet, the unctuous, highly odorous secretion from the anal glands of several of the VIVERRIDAE, especially Viverra zibetha, and Viverricula malaccensis, is used to a considerable extent in India, both for perfumery and for medicinal purposes.
Mongooses are carnivores, members of the family Herpestidae (until recently, they were considered to be Viverridae, along with, e.