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Mellivora capensis Schreber 1776 (honey badger)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232916

Alternative combination: Viverra capensis

Belongs to Mellivora according to J. E. A. Bertram and A. A. Biewener 1990

Sister taxa: Mellivora indica, Mellivora punjabiensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 116.1, humerus length 111.4, radius length 73.5, skull 138.9 x 88.3, tibia length 93.2, ulna length 132.7

Estimated body mass: 5.42 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length