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see civetcivet
or civet cat,
any of a large group of mostly nocturnal mammals of the Old World family Viverridae (civet family), which also includes the mongoose. Civets are not true cats, but the civet family is related to the cat family (Felidae).
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(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for nine species of small, arboreal African carnivores in the family Viverridae.
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Jean . 1910--86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)
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[5] in Bouzguene Mountain, where 94.87% of the diet of common genet consisted of insects.
[16] and Le Jacques and Lode [14] reported that mammalian prey dominate the diet of the common genet precisely the Muridae wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), during their study period those authors in conjunction with diet study of common genet, they studied the relative abundance of wood mouse populations by the use of traps.
There are two 'food' groups of common genet: (i) Genets which feed on a wide food spectrum, especially arthropods and (ii) Genets which feed on small mammals at a high frequency, while the remaining prey items are scarce or absent [32].