The Civets and Hyaenas have a dentition allying them closely to the cats.
These two species of civets have not been distinguished with precision.
Primitive weasels, civets, and hyaenas appear also in the Eocene.
The civets, when animal food is scarce, maintain themselves on fruits and roots.
The "Rasse," genus Viverricula, has been separated generically from the true Civets.