Subfamily Viverrinae Gray 1821 (civet)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Viverridae

Parent taxon: Viverridae according to P. Gaubert et al. 2004

See also Ginsburg 1977, Hendey 1974 and Mivart 1882

Sister taxa: Africanictis, Arctogalidiinae, Cryptoproctinae, Cynogalinae, Euplerinae, Galidictinae, Genetta, Hemigalinae, Herpestina, Hyaenina, Kanuites, Ketketictis, Leptoplesictis, Lophocyoninae, Mioprionodon, Paradoxurinae, Poiana, Prionodontinae, Progenetta, Pseudocivetta, Sahelictis, Tugenicitis, Vishnuictis

Subtaxa: Civettictis Fossa Orangictis Semigenetta Viverra Viverricula

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (4 collections), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (1), Madagascar (3), Tanzania (1), Vietnam (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of China (1), Ethiopia (2), India (1), Kenya (1), Morocco (1), South Africa (3), Tanzania (2)

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

• Miocene of China (6), France (10), Germany (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Kenya (1), Libya (1), Namibia (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1)

Total: 55 collections including 61 occurrences

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