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Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|J. A. Baskin 2017||A monophyletic subfamily of small to very large stem mustelids. P4 with a tall paracone, a carnassial notch, and a small anteriorly placed protocone; M1 with the postprotocrista and metaconule absent, a very prominent parastyle, and primi- tively narrow internally; M2 very small and double- or single- rooted; m1 relatively short, with a high trigonid and a low talonid that is restricted externally; m2 double-rooted to absent; I3 very enlarged; auditory bulla with a large posterior accessory cham- ber; suprameatal fossa variably present to absent; posterior carotid foramen close to the posterior lacerate foramen; scapula with a teres process; palate greatly prolonged behind the molars; and a posteriorly projecting paroccipital process (modified from Baskin, 1998a)|