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Caniforms
Temporal range: Palaeocene
Grizzly bears
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Kretzoi, 1943
Families

Caniformia is a suborder of the order Carnivora. It contains all the dog-like mammals: Unlike the cat-like Feliformia, these animals have claws that are unable to contract. This group contains bears, seals, and true dogs, and more.

The other suborder of Carnivora is the cat-like Feliformia.

Classification

Cladogram

   Caniformia   

Amphicyonidae



Canidae


   Arctoidea   
   Ursoidea   

Hemicyonidae†



Ursidae




Pinnipedia

Enaliarctidae†



   

Phocidae



   

Otariidae



Odobenidae





   Musteloidea   
   

Ailuridae



   

Mephitidae



   

Procyonidae



Mustelidae









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