The New International Encyclopædia/Falanaka

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FALANAKA, fä'lȧ-nä'kȧ (Malagasy word). A peculiar fossorial civet (Eupleres Goudotii) of Madagascar, remarkable for its slender skull and the weakness of its jaws and the small size of the teeth, which are insectivore-like, and, with other characteristics, make this animal the most aberrant of the Viverridæ. Accordingly it is placed in a subfamily (Euplerinæ) by itself.