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Definition of Ictonyx zorilla

Ictonyx zorilla
Zorilla o*ril"la, n. [Sp. zorilla, zorillo, dim. of zorra, zorro, a fox: cf. F. zorille.] (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks. [Written also zoril, and zorille.] Note: The best-known species (Ictonyx zorilla) has black shiny fur with white bands and spots. It has anal glands which produce a very offensive secretion, similar to that of the skunk. It feeds upon birds and their eggs and upon small mammals, and is often very destructive to poultry. It is sometimes tamed by the natives, and kept to destroy rats and mice. Called also mariput, Cape polecat, and African polecat. The name is sometimes erroneously applied to the American skunk.

Meaning of Ictonyx zorilla from wikipedia

- The striped polecat (Ictonyx striatus) - also called the African polecat, zoril, zorille, zorilla, Cape polecat, and African skunk - is a member of the...
- (2015). "Ictonyx libyca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T41645A45212347. Ball, M. (1978). "Reproduction in captive-born zorillas". International...
- (Antidorcas marsupialis) Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) Striped polecat/zorilla (Ictonyx striatus) Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) The Park's bird list...
- Ictonychinae (African polecats and grisons) Genus Galictis: two species Genus Ictonyx: two species Genus Lyncodon: one species Genus Poecilogale: one species...
- striped weasel (Poecilogale albinucha) — rarely seen Striped polecat (zorilla, Ictonyx striatus) — rarely seen Ratel (honey badger, Mellivora capensis) —...