Family Ailuridae Bonaparte 1850 (red panda)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ailuridae

Alternative spellings: Aeluridae, Ailurina, Ailurinae

Full reference: C.-L. Bonaparte. 1850. Conspectus Systematis Mastozoologiae. Editio Altera Reformata [Survey of the system of mammals. Second revised edition]. E. J. Brill, Leyden 1

Parent taxon: Mustelida according to X. Wang et al. 2005

See also Baskin 1998, Bonaparte 1850, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Ginsburg et al. 1997, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Salesa et al. 2006, Trouessart 1898 and Van Valen 1986

Sister taxa: Bavarictis, Chaprongictis, Mephitidae, Oligobunidae, Peignictis, Procyonoidea, Pseudobassaris

Subtaxa: Ailurinae Ailurus Amphictis Magerictis Parailurus Protursus Simocyon Simocyoninae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Blancan of United States (1: Washington)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (3)

• Hemphillian of United States (3: Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee)

• Miocene of China (1), France (4), Germany (3), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Moldova (1), Poland (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (5), United States (4: California, Florida, Nevada)

• Oligocene of France (2), Pakistan (1)

Total: 35 collections including 42 occurrences

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