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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