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Mellivorinae (ratel)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Mellivorinae was named by Gray (1865) [also attributed to Gill 1872]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Mustelidae by Bryant (1968), Bjork (1970), Hendey (1974), Edwards (1976), Ginsburg (1977), Kurten and Anderson (1980) and Muizon (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Mellivorinae Gray
1968Mellivorinae Bryant p. 2
1970Mellivorinae Bjork p. 19
1974Mellivorinae Hendey p. 68
1976Mellivorinae Edwards p. 2
1977Mellivorinae Ginsburg p. 226
1980Mellivorinae Kurten and Anderson p. 155
1982Mellivorinae Muizon p. 262 figs. Fig. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Mustelida
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyMellivorinaeGray 1865
subfamilyMellivorinaeGray 1865

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available