†family Viverravidae Wortman and Matthew 1899 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Viverravidae

Synonym: Didymictidae Flynn and Galiano 1982

Full reference: J. L. Wortman and W. D. Matthew. 1899. The ancestry of certain members of the Canidae, the Viverridae, and Procyonidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 12(6):109-138

Parent taxon: Carnivoramorpha according to F. Solé et al. 2016

See also Bryant 1991, Flynn 1998, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Hay 1902, Meehan and Wilson 2002, Polly et al. 2006, Rose et al. 2012, Tomiya 2011 and Wesley-Hunt and Werdelin 2005

Sister taxa: Carnivoraformes, Dawsonicyon, Oodectes, Tapocyon

Subtaxa: Deltatherium durini Didymictis Intyrictis Orientictis Preonictis Protictis Raphictis Simpsonictis Variviverra Viverravus Viverriscus

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Type: Viverravus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of Belgium (1 collection), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), China (2), France (3), Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (382: Colorado, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (12: Alberta, Saskatchewan), China (1), Morocco (2), United States (171: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 581 collections including 774 occurrences

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