Viverroidea

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Viverroidea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Infraorder: Viverroidea
Families
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Viverroidea is an infraorder of feliformia, containing both the family Viverridae, and the superfamily Herpestoidea.

Classification[edit]

Phylogenetic tree[edit]

The phylogenetic relationships of Viverroidea are shown in the following cladogram:[2]

 Viverroidea 

Viverridae (viverrids) Viverra civetta - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam -(white background).jpg

 Herpestoidea 

Lophocyonidae

Hyaenidae (hyaenas) Hyaena maculata - 1818-1842 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam -(white background).jpg

Percrocutidae Dinocrocuta gigantea.jpg

Herpestidae (mongooses) Lydekker - Broad-banded Cusimanse (white background).JPG

Eupleridae (Malagasy mongooses) Cryptoprocta ferox - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam -(white background).png

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 548–559. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Barycka, E. (2007). "Evolution and systematics of the feliform Carnivora". Mammalian Biology. 72 (5): 257–282. doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2006.10.011.