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†family Herpestidae Bonaparte 1845 (mongoose)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora

PaleoDB taxon number: 66287

Alternative spelling: Herpestinae

Parent taxon: Aeluroidea according to R. M. Hunt 1998

Sister taxa: Anictis, Asiavorator, Felidae, Haplogale, Herpestides, Hyaenidae, Nandinia, Palaeoprionodon, Proailurus, Shandgolictis, Stenogale, Stenoplesictinae, Stenoplesictis, Viverridae

Subtaxa: Bdeogale, Crossarchus, Cynictis, Galidiinae, Helogale, Herpestes, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Mungos, Suricata, Xenogale

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Type: Herpestes

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore