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Temporal range: 66.043–0Ma
early Paleocene - present
Order Carnivora.jpg
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Clade: Ferae
(unranked): Carnivoramorpha

Carnivoramorpha are a clade of mammals that includes the modern order Carnivora. It is basal to the Carnivora but does not include the Creodonts, which are a separate order.

Classification & phylogeny

  • Superfamily †Miacoidea
    • Family †Miacidae
      • genera: Chailicyon, Eostictis, Miacis, Miocyon, Oodectes, Palaearctonyx, Paramiacis, Paroodectes, Prodaphaemus, Quercygale, Tapocyon, Uintacyon, Vassacyon, Vulpavus, Xinyuictis, Ziphacodon
    • Family †Viverravidae
      • genera: Bryanictis, Didymictis, Ictidopappus, Pristinictis, Protictis, Raphictis, Simpsonictis, Viverravus
  • Order Carnivora

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