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Carnivore

Definition

noun, plural: carnivores

An animal or plant (particularly insect- and invertebrate-eating plants) that requires a staple diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue through predation or scavenging.


Supplement

Examples of carnivores are lions, which consume up to seven kilograms of meat per day. In plants, the Venus flytrap is a well known carnivorous plant.


Word origin: Latin carne (flesh) and vorare (to devour).

Related forms: carnivorous (adjective)

See also: insectivore, piscivore

Related term: hypercarnivore, mesocarnivore, hypocarnivore


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Mysterious Tooth

... came from. See attached images. It is 3-1/4" (82mm) long x 1/4" (7mm) diameter. I would be guessing that it came from either a cat-like carnivore or possibly monkey, tapir or even a musk deer. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks in advance.

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by Sideshow
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mysterious Tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 500

help identify this mys

... came from. See attached images. It is 3-1/4" (82mm) long x 1/4" (7mm) diameter. I would be guessing that it came from either a cat-like carnivore or possibly monkey, tapir or even a musk deer. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks in advance.

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by Sideshow
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: help identify this mys
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Re: Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify

... the assertion that there is some serious deformation of the jaw. It's been awhile but I do see what I would call carnassials which would make it a carnivore, assuming that they are carnassials. Incisor count eliminates marsupial so if I had to guess it would be a small fox or cat. I'm not for sure ...

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by Grisner
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:49 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify
Replies: 5
Views: 3466

Re: I hate to do this.

... within a food chain. trophic level True. The trophic levels are: 1. Producers (plants) 2. First consumers (herbivores) 3. Second consumers (carnivores) All above level 3 are carnivores. The web/chain/trophic level usually ends at an apex predator. An apex predator is a organism that doesn't ...

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by Larsa
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to do this.
Replies: 3
Views: 22798

scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?

Carnivores eat meat. By definition, meat is dead. Carrion Eaters or Scavengers eat decaying meat. Carnivores tend not to eat decayed meat, while Carrion eaters prefer decaying meat but will eat fresh meat as well, with some ...

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by Scrotu90
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:24 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3640
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