Mellivora Storr 1780 (ratel)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Gray 1825, Hendey 1974 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Ekorus, Eomellivora, Hoplictis

Subtaxa: Mellivora capensis Mellivora indica Mellivora punjabiensis

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Type: Viverra capensis

Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (5 collections), Morocco (3), South Africa (22), Sudan (1), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (1), Zambia (1)

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

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (2)

Total: 43 collections including 44 occurrences

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