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Mesocarnivore

Definition
noun, plural: mesocarnivores
A carnivorous animal in which 50 – 70% of its diet is flesh or meat of another animal.
Supplement
Examples include foxes, civets, martens, skunks and some mongooses.
Word origin: Greek mésos (middle, in the middle) + carnivore
Compare: hypercarnivore, hypocarnivore


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