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Suricata Desmarest 1804 (meerkat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Herpestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41015

Synonym: Ryzaena Illiger 1811 (taxon 232121)

Parent taxon: Herpestinae according to St. G. Mivart 1882

Sister taxa: Bdeogale, Crossarchus, Cynictis, Galidiinae, Helogale, Herpestes, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Mungos, Xenogale

Subtaxa: Suricata suricatta

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore