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†family Viverravidae Wortman and Matthew 1899 (placental)

Mammalia - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 40992

Synonym: Didymictidae Flynn and Galiano 1982 (taxon 40971)

Full reference: J. L. Wortman and W. D. Matthew. 1899. The ancestry of certain members of the Canidae, the Viverridae, and Procyonidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 12(6):109-138

Parent taxon: Carnivoramorpha according to F. Solé et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Carnivoraformes, Dawsonicyon, Oodectes, Tapocyon

Subtaxa: Deltatherium durini, Didymictis, Intyrictis, Orientictis, Preonictis, Protictis, Raphictis, Simpsonictis, Variviverra, Viverravus, Viverriscus

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Type: Viverravus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore