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LC control 85020383
LC classificationQL737.C2 QL737.C28
Topical headingCarnivora
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See alsoindividual carnivorous animals
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Predatory animals
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Scope noteHere are entered works on mammals in the order Carnivora. Works on flesh-eating animals in general are entered under Carnivorous animals.
Subject example tracingNote under Carnivorous animals
Found inWikipedia, Nov. 22, 2010 (A carnivore, meaning "meat eater," is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. The word "carnivore" sometimes refers to the mammalian Order Carnivora, but this is somewhat misleading. Although many Carnivora fit the definition of being exclusively meat eaters, not all do. For example, most species of bears are omnivorous, except for the giant panda, which is almost exclusively herbivorous, and the carnivorous polar bear. In addition, many carnivorous species are not members of Carnivora.), Nov. 22, 2010 (carnivore: 1. an animal that eats flesh. 2. a flesh-eating mammal of the order Carnivora, comprising the dogs, cats, bears, seals, and weasels. 3. an insectivorous plant)
Mammal species of the world, 3rd ed., via WWW, Nov. 22, 2010 (Order Carnivora, Class Mammalia; includes suborder Feliformia, with families Felidae, Viverridae, Eupleridae, Nandiniidae, Herpestidae, Hyaenidae; and suborder Caniformia, with families Canidae, Ursidae, Otariidae, Odobenidae, Phocidae, Mustelidae, Mephitidae, Procyonidae, Ailuridae)
McGraw-Hill dict. of scientific and technical terms, c2003 (Carnivora: A large order of placental mammals, including dogs, bears, and cats, that is primarily adapted for predation as evidenced by dentition and jaw articulation; carnivorous: Eating flesh or, as in plants, subsisting on nutrients obtained from animal protoplasm); Henderson's dict. of biological terms, 2000 |b (Carnivora: order of flesh-eating mammals containing the suborders Fissipedia, comprising the terrestrial carnivores, and Pinnipedia, the aquatic carnivores (seals, walruses and sea-lions); carnivore: animal that feeds on other animals, esp. the flesh-eating mammals (Carnivora) such as dogs, cats, bears and seals, which feed on meat or fish; carnivorous: 1) flesh-eating; 2) appl. certain plants that trap and digest insects and other small animals)