opossum and family. Opossums have been around since the time of the dinosaurs & make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. Possums are unusually resistant to the venom of venomous snakes.
Linsangs is a originally Javanese name applied to four species of tree-dwelling carnivorous mammals. The two African species belong to the family Viverridae, the two Asiatic species belong to the family Prionodontidae.
An "olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)," described as the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America, in this July 18 photo
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), also known as themangut or tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genusNyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family.