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Animal Refs: Mongoose and more by AddictionHalfWay Animal Refs: Mongoose and more by AddictionHalfWay
This is big! Sorry for the late warning :'D

This is inspired by :iconsindos: Feline Comparison ref which is crazy useful (You can view it here: [link])

This is for both my own needs and anyone else that needs an easy collection of references for said species. Also, the last picture on the right is supposed to be showing off their breast area so that you can better understand their width.
I will tell you that all of these animals have bear/cat breast. That is to say, they do not have their chest up front like dog, they have the muscles for the forelegs/shoulders up front.

I'd also like to point out their eyes.
The mongoose has a horizontal oval pupil somewhat like a goat. The fossa has a slit pupil like a cat.

Also, I own none of these pictures. Here are links to all of the originals:
Yellow Mongoose
¾: [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

Banded Mongoose
¾: [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

Spotted Hyena
¾: [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

Brown Hyena
3/4: [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

Striped Hyena
¾: [link]
Side: [link]
Front & Extra: [link]
Body: [link]

Wolverine
¾: [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

Fossa

¾ : [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

Binturong (bearcat)
¾: [link]
Side: [link]
Front: [link]
Body: [link]
Extra: [link]

If you own one of these pictures and do not want me using just tell me so and I will remove said picture :heart:

Edit: while most of these are Feliformia carnivores, some of them (the wolverine) belong to caniformia. C:
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:iconpinerain:
PineRain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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NaNyax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Digital Artist
    Aah, I love you for this! <3
    I searched everywhere to find a comparison chart with a mongoose in it! Thanks so much for uploading this! ;W;
    + the hyenas <3 very helpful for me :3
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Jashin-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpfull! :)
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Goldendawnpaw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, thank you! Kinda sad though that people don't really pay attention to these animals...
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
indeed
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Lucario7727198 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this. (: It's quite helpful.
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I'm happy it helps then ^^
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Dramasika Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I so much love every animal in this!
Mostly the Hyenas, Wolverine and Fossa!
Thanks for this Ref! <3
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Glad you like it ^^
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Dramasika Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I do! :la:
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:iconmalloweater:
malloweater Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is great!
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:iconconstance-fire:
Constance-fire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooohhhh wakanda is a monguse? COOL!
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
:giggle: No, she's a thylacine, they're related to the Tasmanian Devil.
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:iconconstance-fire:
Constance-fire Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh...*sarcastycly* i-hiii knew that i was simply testing you^U^
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
:giggle:
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Cynthi-art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
i have no words for you to thank you !
al this hard work was totally worth it c:
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I'm glad it helped you c:
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:iconopenmindness:
openmindness Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
greart
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thanks c:
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Bouncing-Buizel Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Awww c: we have a Binturong at our zoo, he is so sweet. His name is Donald, but he's getting rather old.
We also have a fanged deer which is pretty cool. He likes to lick my hand XD
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
ughh lucky o_o! I'd love to see a binturong in person. Or a fanged deer, both kick ass xD
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:iconrhcp-cream:
RHCP-Cream Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! You used some of my photos :3
Very cute X3
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I did? Then you take very great shots, because they're quite helpful c:
If you don't like yours up there just say the word and it'll be gone too xD I don't want to make a photographer feel like I'm robbing them.
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RHCP-Cream Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no no! it's ok :3
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thank you for your help then c:
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Oish Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la::la::la: Oh my goodness, you could not have uploaded this at a better time!

Not only is this a wonderful reference sheet, though the mongoose's eyes scared me at first (now they're pretty sweet xD), but it's also just what I need for my 2D/3D art class. OUO
So now I'm using the 3/4 striped hyena reference for my current project, a 5x7" pen and ink drawing, and I plan to draw the fullbody pic of the yellow mongoose for next Monday's weekly drawing. >w< This ref sheet is just so inspiring! :dummy: I love it a lot, and learned so much from it. ;w; Cuz I didn't know fossas or different hyenas existed... xD

Butanyway I'd like to thank you, Chaw, for all the hard work you put into this; it was worth it! ; u;
And I'm sorry for how long this is. xD (dies)
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Happy to be of service :D
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LadyFiszi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, fabolous collection!
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Thank you!
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zeivin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this wonderful reference! I love wolverines dearly, hopefully this will encourage people (and myself!) to draw them more often. I was also thinking of attempting to draw rikki tikki tavi so the mongoose references definitely help out as well. So thank you for this!
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Glad you like it :D
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Sweet, but wolverines are actually a mustelid, not a mongoose. They're more closely related to otters, ferrets and mink than mongoose. Mongoose fall with the feliformia or "cat" end of the carnivora spectrum while mustelid fall within caniformia or the "dog" end of the spectrum
[link]
But other than that, nice references. I good on you including hyenas under this category, a lot of people seem to think they're actually dogs.
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I knew that the wolverine was a mustelid but I didn't check to see if it was on the caniformia. I swear I saw them on the feliformia list o__o oh well xD Thank you.

Yeah. It's too bad, they're quite undoglike.
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A-lie134 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Huuu discovered 2 species I didn't know, sweet :D
The Fossa sure is a weird little guy, looks like he would be a digitrade animal but nope, aah man I love it :D
The Binturong is also interesting, never heard about it either ^^

lol and what made me laugh is that "wolverine" was the english name for glouton (in french) and when you associate it with X-men then it soo not fitting with the comic XD (Logan = gluttonous person don't think it will fit his image XD)

Thanks for sharing this :meow: I love to discover new species :D
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
The Fossa is pretty sweet (It's not a cat either xD )
You've probably seen them before too. They're the villains in the first Madagascar movie (although they look so stupid in that movie :C )

I didn't know that xD
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A-lie134 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Yeah, it's kind of strange cause he totally looks like he would be in the same family :XD:
Ahm don't really remember, I actually didn't like that movie (except for one scene, when the lion is dreaming about meat and his licking the zebra :XD:)

Yeah, we will be both smarter :XD:
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
yeah Cx kitty-mongoose lol.

Yeah that's true. Most of that movie was pretty odd.
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sindos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you are the reason why I got rained on favorites yesterday! thanks!
This is an amazing work :3 you got many interesting and helful pics here! I love the wolverine, looks lovable and chubby <3
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
oh hai :'D
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sindos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave:
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
xD
I like your feline comparison ref :'D
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sindos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol adorbial
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:iconaddictionhalfway:
AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thanks c:
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AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
^^
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brutalpepper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
great ref!!! thanks a lot ^^
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
:icondragonshy2plz:
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dislakeThep Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate goat pupils. I could have gone my entire life not knowing what they looked like :c

Idk why, they just creep me out epicly.
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AddictionHalfWay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
xD yeah. They're a bit creepy.
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eeveelution-lover Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! I've had a hard time coming up with good refs for some of these guys and now I've got one.

Are you going to do more?

Also, since it's also a part of the hyena family, shouldn't and Aardwolf be up in this ref too?
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