Subfamily Melinae Burmeister 1872 (badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Parent taxon: Mustelidae according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

See also Arribas and Garrido 2007, Baryshnikov 2009, Baskin 1998, Bjork 1970, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Muizon 1982

Sister taxa: 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, 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

Subtaxa: Arctomeles Arctonyx Lutrini Meles Melodon Mephitini Promeles

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1), Bolivia (2), Brazil (3), Canada (1: Yukon), China (13), the Czech Republic (1), France (7), Georgia (2), Germany (7), Greece (6), Hungary (4), Indonesia (1), Italy (11), Mexico (1), Monaco (1), the Netherlands (1), Peru (6), Poland (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (3), Tajikistan (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (17: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (54: California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Bulgaria (1), Greece (1)

• Pliocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (1), Hungary (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Ukraine (1), United States (3: Florida, Idaho)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (17: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)

• Miocene of China (3), France (5), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Mexico (1), Moldova (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1), United States (28: California, Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 228 collections including 248 occurrences

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