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Meles Brisson 1762 (badger)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41129

Synonyms: Melesium Rafinesque 1815 [objective synonym] (no. 233812), Taxus Geoffroy and Cuvier 1795 [objective synonym] (no. 206223)

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Melinae according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Arctomeles, Arctonyx, Lutrini, Melodon, Mephitini, Promeles

Subtaxa: Meles iberica, Meles meles

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Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore