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The Malagasy or striped civet, Fossa fossana (family Viverridae), a ground-living, genet-like carnivore endemic to Madagascar.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer. From French fossane, probably ultimately from Malagasy fosa + -ane, of uncertain origin.
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