Viverridae

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Viverridae[2]
Temporal range: 34–0 Ma
Eocene tae Recent[1]
Viverrids mosaic.jpg
Viverrids, includin (tap left tae bottom richt), speshies o Paradoxurus, Genetta, Paguma an Arctictis
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Infraorder: Viverroidea
Faimily: Viverridae
Gray, 1821
Genera

The Viverridae is a faimily o smaa tae medium-sized mammals, the viverrids, comprisin 15 genera, which are subdividit intae 33 species.[2] This faimily wis named an first describit bi John Edward Gray in 1821.[3]

Viverrids are foond aw ower the Oriental Region an even ayond it athort Wallace's line, aw ower Africae an passin intae soothren Europe. Thair occurrence in Celebes an in some o the adjynin islands shaws them tae be auncient indwallers o the tropics o the Auld Warld.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gaubert, P. & Cordeiro-Estrela, P. (2006). "Phylogenetic systematics and tempo of evolution of the Viverrinae (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae) within feliformians: implications for faunal exchanges between Asia and Africa" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 41 (2): 266–278. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.05.034. PMID 16837215. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Family Viverridae". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 548–559. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. Gray, J. E. (1821). On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. London Medical Repository, 15(1): 296–310.
  4. Pocock, R. I. (1939). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Mammalia. – Volume 1. Taylor and Francis, London. Pp. 330–332.