paradoxure

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek παράδοξος (parádoksos, incredible, paradoxical) + οὐρά (ourá, tail). So called because its tail is unlike that of the other animals to which it was supposed to be related.

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Noun[edit]

paradoxure (plural paradoxures)

  1. (zoology) Any species of Paradoxurus, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet.