|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||External Literature Search||Age range and collections|
Mammalia - Carnivora - Herpestidae
It was reranked as the family Herpestidae by Hunt (1989), Nowak (1991), Baker (1992), Hunt (1998) and Morlo et al. (2007).
It was assigned to Viverridae by Mivart (1882), Savage (1965), Taylor (1972) and Hendey (1974); to Carnivora by Nowak (1991); to Aeluroidea by Hunt (1989) and Hunt (1998); and to Feliformia by Baker (1992) and Morlo et al. (2007).
|Year||Name and author|
|1882||Herpestinae Mivart p. 142|
|1965||Herpestinae Savage p. 296|
|1972||Herpestinae Taylor p. 1|
|1974||Herpestinae Hendey p. 83|
|1989||Herpestidae Hunt, Jr. p. 28|
|1992||Herpestidae Baker p. 1|
|1998||Herpestidae Hunt, Jr. p. 62|
|2007||Herpestidae Morlo et al. p. 151|
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