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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paradoxure (plural paradoxures)
- (zoology) Any species of Paradoxurus, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet.