• Definition for "cryptoprocta"
    • the conventional and just genus for the household…
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cryptoprocta definition

  • noun:
    • the conventional and just genus for the household Cryptoproctidæ, containing one species, C. ferox, particular to Madagascar. It's a remarkable animal, resembling a civet-cat in some respects, but more nearly associated with the actual kitties.
    • large primitive cat-like carnivores inhabiting forests of Madagascar
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