Miacis

noun Mi·a·cis \ˈmīəsə̇s, mīˈās-\

Definition of Miacis

  1. :  the type genus of Miacidae comprising short-legged long-tailed arboreal carnivores comparable in form to the civets and probably ancestral to Cynodictis

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New Latin


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