Family Mustelidae Fischer 1817 (mustelid carnivore)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Parent taxon: Caniformia according to A. Valenciano et al. 2018

See also Baskin 1998, Berta and Morgan 1985, Bever and Zakrzewski 2009, Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Hendey 1974, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Labs Hochstein 2007, Morales and Pickford 2005, Muizon 1982, Nowak 1991, Owen 2006, Prevosti and Ferrero 2008, Robles et al. 2010, Sach and Heizmann 2001, Salesa et al. 2006, Salesa et al. 2013, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Tedford 1976, Tseng et al. 2009, Valenciano et al. 2016, Vidal 1991, Wang et al. 2018 and Wang et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Amphicyonidae, Canoidea, Cynoidea, Lycophocyon, Palaearctonyx, Procynodictis

Subtaxa: Acheronictis Ailurictis Anatolictis Aonyx Arikarictis Brevimalictis Circamustela Djourabus Erokomellivora Franconictis Galictinae Grisoninae Guloninae Hadrictis Ictonychini Ictonyx Kenyalutra Kinometaxia Laphyctis Leptarctinae Luogale Lutrina Lutrinae Marcetia Martinae Matanomictis Melidellavus Melinae Mellalictis Mellivorinae Melogale Mephitina Mesomephitis Miomustela Mustelavinae Mustelictis Mustelina Mustelinae Mustellinae Mydaus Namibictis Negodiaetictis Neovison Oligobuninae Palaeomeles Paragale Parataxidea Perunium Plesictis Plesiogale Plesiomeles Poecilictis Poecilogale Potamotheriinae Prepoecilogale Presictis Promellivora Promephitis Proputorius Protarctos Puijila Pyctis Sabadellictis Semantor Sinictis Sivalictis Sivaonyx Taxidiinae Taxodon Torolutra Trochotherium Vishnuonyx Viverrina Xenictis

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

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