Mellivora capensis Schreber 1776 (honey badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combination: Viverra capensis

Belongs to Mellivora according to J. E. A. Bertram and A. A. Biewener 1990

Sister taxa: Mellivora indica, Mellivora punjabiensis

Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (5 collections), South Africa (20), Sudan (1), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (1), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of Morocco (1), Tanzania (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (2)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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