Family Viverridae Gray 1821 (civet)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Viverridae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Aeluroidea according to R. M. Hunt 1998

See also Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Gaubert et al. 2004, Gray 1821, Hendey 1974, Hunt 1989, Kurten 1968, Mivart 1882, Morlo et al. 2007 and Nowak 1991

Sister taxa: Anictis, Felidae, Haplogale, Herpestidae, Herpestides, Hyaenidae, Nandinia, Palaeoprionodon, Shandgolictis, Stenoplesictinae, Stenoplesictis

Subtaxa: Africanictis Arctogalidiinae Cryptoproctinae Cynogalinae Euplerinae Galidictinae Genetta Hemigalinae Herpestina Hyaenina Kanuites Ketketictis Leptoplesictis Mioprionodon Paradoxurinae Poiana Prionodontinae Progenetta Pseudocivetta Sahelictis Tugenicitis Vishnuictis Viverrinae

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (5 collections), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Ethiopia (3), Kenya (3), Madagascar (2), South Africa (17), Sudan (4), Tanzania (6), the United Kingdom (1), Vietnam (2), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (4), South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of China (1), Ethiopia (4), India (2), Italy (1), Kenya (2), Libya (2), Morocco (1), South Africa (5), Tanzania (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (3), South Africa (2)

• Miocene of China (8), Egypt (1), France (9), Germany (2), Greece (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Italy (2), Kenya (3), Morocco (1), Namibia (6), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1), Switzerland (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 127 collections including 167 occurrences

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