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Taxon profile

order

carnivores
Carnivora Bowdich, 1821

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  infraclass Eutheria

Temporal range:Tertiary > Paleogene > Paleocene – recent

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Images

Lontra canadensis - Northern River Otter

Lontra canadensis - Northern River Otter

Author: Vít Schwarzbrunn

Ailurus fulgens - Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens - Red Panda

Author: Michal Mudra

Functions restricted to taxon Carnivora

Important groups

Herpestidae - civets, Hyaenidae - hyenas, Viverridae, Felidae - cats, Ursidae - bears, Phocidae - earless seal, Odobenidae, Otariidae, Mustelidae, Procyonidae - procyonids, Canidae - dogs and allies
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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

suborder Feliformia Kretzoi, 1945 - cat-like carnivores
suborder Caniformia Kretzoi, 1938 - dog-like

Fossil taxa

family Miacidae Cope, 1880
Tertiary: Lower Paleocene – Upper Eocene

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [ca52f7b4-9541-4fa7-bdcd-ac8e9aa1d3e2]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Carnivora]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Carnivora]

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Explanations

extinct taxon