genus Herpestes

noun
mongooses
Syn: ↑Herpestes
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Viverridae, ↑family Viverridae, ↑Viverrinae, ↑family Viverrinae
Member Meronyms: ↑mongoose

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  • Herpestes — n. A genus of carnivores including the mongooses. Syn: genus {Herpestes}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herpestes — Herpestis, a plant genus, is sometimes misspelled Herpestes . Taxobox name = Herpestes regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Herpestidae genus = Herpestes genus authority = subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Herpestes — noun mongooses • Syn: ↑genus Herpestes • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Viverridae, ↑family Viverridae, ↑Viverrinae, ↑family Viverrinae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Herpestes griseus — Ichneumon Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herpestes ichneumon — Ichneumon Ich*neu mon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., the tracker; so called because it hunts out the eggs of the crocodile, fr. ? to track or hunt after, fr. i chnos track, footstep.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus {Herpestes}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Mongoose — This article is about the Herpestidae family of mongoose. For the Malagasy mongoose, see Galidiinae. For other uses, see Mongoose (disambiguation). Mongooses[1] …   Wikipedia

  • List of placental mammals in Order Carnivora — The class Mammalia (the mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the monotremes); and mammals which give live birth. The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the… …   Wikipedia

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