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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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Phototraps and several specialist studies have increased knowledge of Borneo's rich carnivore fauna: Sun bear, 7 mustelids, 2 skunks, 4 otters, Linsang and 9 civets, 2 mongooses, and 5 cats, the largest being Clouded leopard (pp.
Smaller carnivores include red panda, red fox, yellow-throated marten, Eurasian otter, Oriental small-clawed otter, spotted linsang, binturong, common palm civet, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, masked palm civet, marbled cat, fishing cat, Asiatic golden cat, and two species of mongoose.
The sweet-blind animals are spotted hyenas, Asiatic small-clawed otters, catlike wild hunters (fossa and banded linsang), sea lions and seals--all predators.