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FAMILY Viverridae

Author:Gray, 1821.
Citation:London Med. Repos., 1821: 301.
Comments:Does not include (1) Herpestinae Bonaparte, 1845 or Galidiinae Gray, 1865 (Flynn et al., 1988; Gregory and Hellman, 1939; Hunt, 1987; Pocock, 1916c, 1919; Radinsky, 1975; Thenius, 1972; Wozencraft, 1989a, b; Wurster and Benirschke, 1968); (2) Nandinia (Flynn and Nedbal, 1998; Hunt, 2001; Veron and Heard, 2000; Yoder et al., 2003); and (3) Cryptoprocta, Eupleres, and Fossa (Veron, 1995; Veron and Catzeflis, 1993; Veron and Heard, 2000; Yoder et al., 2003). The viverrids are one of the most problematic families of carnivores. Hunt (2001) placed the members of this family into six subfamilies: Prionodontinae (incl. Prionodon, Poiana, and Genetta); Viverrinae (incl. Viverra, Viverricula, Osbornictis, and Civettictis); Euplerinae (incl. Fossa and Eupleres); Cryptoproctinae (Cryptoprocta); Hemigalinae (incl. Hemigalus, Diplogale, Chrotogale, and Cynogale); and Paradoxurinae (incl. Paradoxurus, Paguma, Arctictis, Arctogalidia, and Macrogalidia). Huntís (2001) study gave a morphological basis for the separation of the Prionodontinae from the Viverrinae. However, Veron and Heard (2000) raised serious doubts about the monophyly of these subfamilies. They find that neither Huntís Prionodontinae, nor the more traditional system of Prionodontinae+Viverrinae would represent monophyletic groups. Gaubert et al. (2004) excluded Prionodon from other Viverrinae based on cytochrome b sequences (followed here). The position of the Malagasy carnivores was not addressed by Huntís (2001) study. However, Veron and Catzeflis (1993), Veron (1995), Veron and Heard (2000), and Yoder et al. (2003) have consistently shown that these taxa do not belong within the Viverridae and probably represent a single monophyletic origin for the Malagasy Carnivora.
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SUBFAMILY Paradoxurinae

GENUS Arctictis

SPECIES binturong

SUBSPECIES binturong

SUBSPECIES albifrons

SUBSPECIES kerkhoveni

SUBSPECIES menglaensis

SUBSPECIES penicillatus

SUBSPECIES whitei

GENUS Arctogalidia

SPECIES trivirgata

SUBSPECIES trivirgata

SUBSPECIES bancana

SUBSPECIES fusca

SUBSPECIES inornata

SUBSPECIES leucotis

SUBSPECIES macra

SUBSPECIES major

SUBSPECIES millsi

SUBSPECIES minor

SUBSPECIES simplex

SUBSPECIES stigmaticus

SUBSPECIES sumatrana

SUBSPECIES tingia

SUBSPECIES trilineata

GENUS Macrogalidia

SPECIES musschenbroekii

GENUS Paguma

SPECIES larvata

SUBSPECIES larvata

SUBSPECIES chichingensis

SUBSPECIES grayi

SUBSPECIES hainana

SUBSPECIES intrudens

SUBSPECIES janetta

SUBSPECIES jourdanii

SUBSPECIES lanigera

SUBSPECIES leucomystax

SUBSPECIES neglecta

SUBSPECIES nigriceps

SUBSPECIES ogilbyi

SUBSPECIES robusta

SUBSPECIES taivana

SUBSPECIES tytlerii

SUBSPECIES wroughtoni

GENUS Paradoxurus

SPECIES hermaphroditus

SUBSPECIES hermaphroditus

SUBSPECIES balicus

SUBSPECIES bondar

SUBSPECIES canescens

SUBSPECIES canus

SUBSPECIES cochinensis

SUBSPECIES dongfangensis

SUBSPECIES enganus

SUBSPECIES exitus

SUBSPECIES javanica

SUBSPECIES kangeanus

SUBSPECIES laotum

SUBSPECIES lignicolor

SUBSPECIES milleri

SUBSPECIES minor

SUBSPECIES musanga

SUBSPECIES nictitans

SUBSPECIES pallasii

SUBSPECIES pallens

SUBSPECIES parvus

SUBSPECIES philippinensis

SUBSPECIES pugnax

SUBSPECIES pulcher

SUBSPECIES sacer

SUBSPECIES scindiae

SUBSPECIES senex

SUBSPECIES setosus

SUBSPECIES simplex

SUBSPECIES sumbanus

SUBSPECIES vellerosus

SPECIES jerdoni

SUBSPECIES jerdoni

SUBSPECIES caniscus

SPECIES zeylonensis

SUBFAMILY Hemigalinae

GENUS Chrotogale

SPECIES owstoni

GENUS Cynogale

SPECIES bennettii

SUBSPECIES bennettii

SUBSPECIES lowei

GENUS Diplogale

SPECIES hosei

GENUS Hemigalus

SPECIES derbyanus

SUBSPECIES derbyanus

SUBSPECIES boiei

SUBSPECIES minor

SUBSPECIES sipora

SUBFAMILY Prionodontinae

GENUS Prionodon

SPECIES linsang

SUBSPECIES linsang

SUBSPECIES fredericae

SUBSPECIES gracilis

SPECIES pardicolor

SUBSPECIES pardicolor

SUBSPECIES presina

SUBFAMILY Viverrinae

GENUS Civettictis

SPECIES civetta

SUBSPECIES civetta

SUBSPECIES australis

SUBSPECIES congica

SUBSPECIES pauli

SUBSPECIES schwarzi

SUBSPECIES volkmanni

GENUS Genetta

SPECIES abyssinica

SPECIES angolensis

SPECIES bourloni

SPECIES cristata

SPECIES genetta

SUBSPECIES genetta

SUBSPECIES afra

SUBSPECIES dongolana

SUBSPECIES felina

SUBSPECIES senegalensis

SPECIES johnstoni

SPECIES maculata

SPECIES pardina

SPECIES piscivora

SPECIES poensis

SPECIES servalina

SUBSPECIES servalina

SUBSPECIES archeri

SUBSPECIES bettoni

SUBSPECIES lowei

SUBSPECIES schwarzi

SPECIES thierryi

SPECIES tigrina

SUBSPECIES tigrina

SUBSPECIES methi

SPECIES victoriae

GENUS Poiana

SPECIES leightoni

SPECIES richardsonii

SUBSPECIES richardsonii

SUBSPECIES ochracea

GENUS Viverra

SPECIES civettina

SPECIES megaspila

SPECIES tangalunga

SUBSPECIES tangalunga

SUBSPECIES lankavensis

SPECIES zibetha

SUBSPECIES zibetha

SUBSPECIES ashtoni

SUBSPECIES hainana

SUBSPECIES picta

SUBSPECIES pruinosus

GENUS Viverricula

SPECIES indica

SUBSPECIES indica

SUBSPECIES atchinensis

SUBSPECIES baliensis

SUBSPECIES baptistae

SUBSPECIES deserti

SUBSPECIES klossi

SUBSPECIES mayori

SUBSPECIES muriavensis

SUBSPECIES pallida

SUBSPECIES schlegelii

SUBSPECIES thai

SUBSPECIES wellsi

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