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Carnivoramorpha

Mammalia -

Taxonomy
Carnivoramorpha was named by Wyss and Flynn (1993). It is extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Carnivora by Polly et al. (2006).

It was assigned to Laurasiatheria by Wesley-Hunt and Werdelin (2005); and to Ferae by Spaulding et al. (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Carnivoramorpha Wyss and Flynn
2005Carnivoramorpha Wesley-Hunt and Werdelin p. 838
2009Carnivoramorpha Spaulding et al. p. 5 figs. Figure 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 300 kgs
Minimum body mass: 10 kgs
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialsubc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 20:43:42
Modified: 2005-09-06 22:44:32
Source: s = species, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Martin 1990, Luo et al. 2003, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Puercan to the top of the Holocene or 66.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 63.3 Ma

Collections (5163 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Puercan66.0 - 63.3Canada (Saskatchewan) Carnivora indet., Ravenictis krausei (14768)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Texas) Bryanictis sp. (14829) Protictis sp. (14887)
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7China (Anhui) Pappictidops orientalis (132943 146556)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guang-dong (Kwantung)) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (176607)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (140273)
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0Mongolia (South Gobi Aimag) Carnivora indet. (137861)
To363.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Protictis sp., Simpsonictis jaynanneae (14894)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Didymictis haydenianus (14919 14920 14923) Didymictis microlestes (14917) Didymictis microlestes, Didymictis haydenianus (14913) Ictidopappus mustelinus, Protictis haydenianus, Protictis microlestes, Protictis tenuis, Bryanictis vanvaleni (14906)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Utah) Protictis haydenianus (14830)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Bryanictis microlestes (143200) Protictis sp. (14822) Simpsonictis jaynanneae (14828)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (New Mexico) Bryanictis paulus, Didymictis sp. a, Didymictis sp. b (14816) Didymictis haydenianus (14819 14873) Protictis haydenianus (14812 14815 14824 14832 14835 14862) Protictis haydenianus, Protictis sp. (14865) Protictis haydenianus, Protictis vanvaleni (14833 14893) Protictis sp. (14868) Protictis vanvaleni (14825)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Wyoming) Bryanictis microlestes, Protictis haydenianus, Simpsonictis tenuis, Protictis sp. (14912) Protictis haydenianus, Protictis microlestes (14896) Protictis haydenianus, Simpsonictis jaynanneae, Bryanictis vanvaleni (14886) Protictis microlestes (14899 14900 14901 14904 14905) Protictis sp., Protictis microlestes (14897 14898)
Torrejonian - Tiffanian63.3 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Intyrictis vanvaleni (14853)
Ti161.7 - 56.8Canada (Alberta) Pristinictis connata, Simpsonictis pegus, Simpsonictis tenuis (14939)
Ti361.7 - 56.8Canada (Alberta) Protictis paralus, Raphictis gausion (14928 14992)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Colorado) Protictis proteus, Protictis schaffi (174227)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Montana) Didymictis sp., Protictis haydenianus, Protictis microlestes, Protictis sp. (15048) Protictis sp. (15064) Simpsonictis sp., Protictis sp. (15025)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (North Dakota) Miacidae indet., Protictis paralus (14931) Miacidae indet., Protictis paralus, Viverravinae indet. (14962) Protictis microlestes (15000)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8Canada (Saskatchewan) Raphictis sp., Viverravidae indet., Didymictis dellensis, Protictis paralus, Protictis dellensis, Raphictis gausion (14978)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Didymictis dellensis (14944 190436 190438 190462 190481) Didymictis sp. (14999 15034) Didymictis tenuis (14989) Protictis agastor, Protictis paralus, Raphictis gausion (14936) Protictis haydenianus (14974) Protictis microlestes (15014) Protictis microlestes, Protictis sp. (15067) Protictis paralus (15027) Protictis paralus, Protictis haydenianus, Protictis sp. (15017) Protictis schaffi (15057 15065 15068) Viverravinae indet., Protictis laytoni, Protictis schaffi, Protictis dellensis (15049) Viverravinae indet., Protictis sp. (15032) Viverravus laytoni (85096) Viverravus schaffi (26569 53059 190441)