Subfamily Taxidiinae Pocock 1920 (badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative spelling: Taxidiini

Parent taxon: Mustelidae according to P. R. Owen 2006

See also Baskin 1998 and Marmi et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Acheronictis, Ailurictis, Anatolictis, Aonyx, Arikarictis, Brevimalictis, Circamustela, Djourabus, Erokomellivora, Franconictis, Galictinae, Grisoninae, Guloninae, Hadrictis, Ictonychini, Ictonyx, Kenyalutra, Kinometaxia, Laphyctis, Leptarctinae, Luogale, Lutrina, Lutrinae, Marcetia, Martinae, Matanomictis, Melidellavus, Melinae, Mellalictis, Mellivorinae, Melogale, Mephitina, Mesomephitis, Miomustela, Mustelavinae, Mustelictis, Mustelina, Mustelinae, Mustellinae, Mydaus, Namibictis, Negodiaetictis, Neovison, Oligobuninae, Palaeomeles, Paragale, Parataxidea, Perunium, Plesictis, Plesiogale, Plesiomeles, Poecilictis, Poecilogale, Potamotheriinae, Prepoecilogale, Presictis, Promellivora, Promephitis, Proputorius, Protarctos, Puijila, Pyctis, Sabadellictis, Semantor, Sinictis, Sivalictis, Sivaonyx, Taxodon, Torolutra, Trochotherium, Vishnuonyx, Viverrina, Xenictis

Subtaxa: Chamitaxus Pliotaxidea Taxidea

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (2), United States (36: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (16: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (20: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas)

• Miocene of United States (4: Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon)

Total: 82 collections including 85 occurrences

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