Definition of Order carnivora
1. Noun. Cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Eutheria, Subclass Eutheria
Member holonyms: Carnivore, Pinnipedia, Suborder Pinnipedia, Canidae, Family Canidae, Family Hyaenidae, Hyaenidae, Family Felidae, Felidae, Family Ursidae, Ursidae, Family Viverridae, Family Viverrinae, Viverridae, Viverrinae, Family Mustelidae, Mustelidae, Family Procyonidae, Procyonidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Carnivora
Literary usage of Order carnivora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"CHAPTER X DISTRIBUTION OF THE order carnivora SECTION I.—INTRODUCTORY REMARKS THE true Carnivora are widely distributed over the world, and occur, in fact, ..."
2. The Mammals of Colorado: An Account of the Several Species Found Within the by Edward Royal Warren (1910)
"order carnivora This order contains a large assemblage of highly organized and powerful animals chiefly flesh-eating in diet, such as cats, dogs, weasels, ..."
3. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Histological Series Contained by John Quekett (1855)
"... the bone in question having been imagined to belong to the Dinornis. Order CARNIVORA. Bd 210. A transverse section of the humerus of a Walrus, ..."
4. The Elements of Inductive Logic by Thomas Fowler (1883)
"It may be as well to add an account of the characters which distinguish respectively the Order ' Carnivora,' the Genus ' Felis,' and the Species ' Leo,' in ..."
5. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"... a member of the order Carnivora, attention should here be called to the muskrat, Fiber zibethicus, Fig. 142, perhaps the most important of our ..."