Viverra Linnaeus 1758 (civet)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Viverridae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Viverrinae according to P. Gaubert et al. 2004

See also Allen 1929, Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Gray 1825, Hendey 1974, Kurten 1968, Linnaeus 1758, Mivart 1882 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Civettictis, Fossa, Orangictis, Semigenetta, Viverricula

Subtaxa: Viverra leakeyi Viverra megaspila Viverra tangalunga Viverra zibetha

View classification

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (3 collections), Vietnam (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of China (1), Ethiopia (2), India (1), Morocco (1), South Africa (3), Tanzania (2)

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

• Miocene of China (3), France (1), India (1), Kenya (1), Libya (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.