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Viverrinae

Mammalia - Carnivora - Viverridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Viverrinae Gray
1882Viverrinae Mivart p. 142
1974Viverrinae Hendey p. 75
1977Viverrinae Ginsburg p. 229
2004Viverrinae Gaubert et al. p. 124

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
superfamilyAeluroideaFlower 1869
familyViverridae
subfamilyViverrinaeGray 1821
subfamilyViverrinaeGray 1821

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialf
Diet: carnivoref
Diet 2: insectivoref
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:10
Modified: 2005-08-22 19:42:08
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002, Nowak 1991

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the MN 4 to the top of the Holocene or 16.90000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 15.97 Ma

Collections (56 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Saudi Arabia Viverra sp. (47069)
Early/Lower Miocene - Middle Miocene23.03 - 11.608Namibia Orangictis gariepensis (21855)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333France Semigenetta repelini, Viverra modica (200296)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Spain (Valencia) Semigenetta repelini (40031)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97China (Jiangsu) Protictitherium sp. (43400)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia) Semigenetta mutata (39714)
Orleanian20.0 - 15.97France Semigenetta laugnacensis (142146)
MN 416.9 - 15.97France (Centre) Semigenetta elegans (69116)
MN 416.9 - 15.97France (Midi-Pyrénées) Semigenetta cadeoti (71873)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82France (Region Centre) Semigenetta elegans (35441)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82France Semigenetta repelini (90354)
MN 515.97 - 13.65Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg) Semigenetta sansaniensis (175727)
MN 515.97 - 13.65France (Midi-Pyrenees Region) Semigenetta repelini (32072)
Langhian - Serravallian15.97 - 11.62France (Midi-Pyrenees) Semigenetta mutata (32191)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Thailand Semigenetta sp. (48126)
Langhian - Tortonian15.97 - 7.246France (Maine-et-Loire) Semigenetta repelini (142149)
Langhian - Tortonian15.97 - 7.246France (Midi-Pyrenees Region) Semigenetta mutata (31775)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Slovakia (Bratislava) Viverrinae indet. (58983)
MN 6 - MN 7 + 813.65 - 11.1India (Jammu and Kashmir) Viverra chinjiensis (11797)
MN 7 + 812.75 - 11.1Switzerland (Baselland) Semigenetta mutata (49421)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia) Semigenetta mutata (39709)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Kenya Viverrinae indet., Viverra leakeyi (22241)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Germany (Bavaria) Semigenetta grandis (206345)
Tortonian - Zanclean11.62 - 3.6Ethiopia Viverra leakeyi (22139)
Tortonian - Piacenzian11.62 - 2.588Kenya Civettictis indet. (22236)
MN 911.1 - 9.7Hungary (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén) Semigenetta grandis (75481)
Turolian8.7 - 5.333China (Yunnan) Viverra sp. (44221) Viverra sp., Viverrinae indet. (11798 44223) Viverrinae indet. (44220 44222)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Libya Viverra sp. (102369)
Messinian - Piacenzian7.246 - 2.588South Africa (Cape) Viverrinae indet., Viverra leakeyi (59167)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6South Africa Viverra leakeyi (22221)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588India (Jammu) Viverra sp. (51102)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Ethiopia Viverra leakeyi (21755)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Kenya Civettictis civetta (22321)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Tanzania (Eastern Drift Valley) Viverra leakeyi (32050)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588South Africa (Langebaanweg) Viverra leakeyi (37207)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117South Africa Viverra sp. (22329)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588China (Hebei) Viverra sp. (36317)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588South Africa Viverra leakeyi (21713)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Morocco Viverra leakeyi (32052)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Ethiopia Viverra sp. (21783)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Tanzania Viverra leakeyi (21818)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Kenya (Rift Valley) Civettictis sp. (21355)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117China (Yunnan) Viverricula malaccensis (36587)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126China (Guangdong) Viverra zibetha (120834)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.781 - 0.0117China (Guangdong) Viverra zibetha (13293)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (high glacial)0.126 - 0.0117China (Hubei) Viverra zibetha (92787)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Beanka) Viverricula indica (205190 205193)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Tanzania Viverra civetta (21690)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Congo-Kinshasa Viverra civetta (22073)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Vietnam Viverra sp. (32904)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Toliara) Fossa fossana (92732)