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Carnivora



the order comprising the carnivores.
Historical Examples

To this anciently extinct family we may trace all the varieties of existing Carnivora.
Zoology: The Science of Animal Life Ernest Ingersoll

Adopting his idea, Cuvier referred the seals to an order of Carnivora.
Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard

From the conspicuous development of such teeth in the Carnivora, especially the dogs, they have received the name of “canines.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 5 Various

His head was square-cut, angular; the jaw salient: like that of the Carnivora.
A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays Willa Cather

We have diminished the ferocity of the Carnivora in men; we have still further to diminish it without impairing courage.
Twentieth Century Socialism Edmond Kelly

Its face is terrible; it is the most ferocious and dangerous of all the American Carnivora.
The Trapper’s Daughter Gustave Aimard

I have placed Cetacea after Carnivora, and Edentata at the end.
Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert A. Sterndale

In the Carnivora it only reaches as far forward as the spine of the axis.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5 Various

If caught in their youth they are easily tamed, and display a greater intelligence than any of the other Carnivora.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin

They seem to connect together the Ungulata, Rodentia, and Carnivora.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

n.

order of mammals, 1830, from Latin (animalia) carnivora “flesh-eating (animals),” neuter plural of carnivorus (see carnivorous). Applied as the scientific name of a large order of flesh-eating mammals by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832).

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