Suricata Desmarest 1804 (meerkat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae

Synonym: Ryzaena Illiger 1811

Parent taxon: Herpestinae according to St. G. Mivart 1882

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Bdeogale, Crossarchus, Cynictis, Dologale, Galerella, Galidiinae, Helogale, Herpestes, Herpestinae, Ichneumia, Kichechia, Legetetia, Mungos, Rhynchogale, Ugandictis, Xenogale

Subtaxa: Suricata suricatta

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of South Africa (8 collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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