Ailuropoda Milne-Edwards 1870 (giant panda)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonyms: Aelureidopus Woodward 1915, Aeluropus Milne-Edwards 1871 [objective synonym], Ailuropus Milne-Edwards 1871 [objective synonym], Pandarctos Gervais 1870 [objective synonym]

Parent taxon: Ailuropodini according to C. Jin et al. 2007

See also Carroll 1988, Chorn and Hoffman 1978, Ewer 1973, Kurtén 1985, O'Brien et al. 1985, O'Brien et al. 1986, Salesa et al. 2006 and Van Valen 1986

Sister taxa: Agriarctos, Ailurarctos, Indarctini, Kretzoiarctos

Subtaxa: Ailuropoda baconi Ailuropoda fovealis Ailuropoda melanoleuca Ailuropoda microta Ailuropoda wulingshanensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (12 collections), Myanmar (1), Vietnam (3)

• Pliocene of China (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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