Record Details

Scientific Name:
Viverridae

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
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Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

Data Quality Indicators

Record Credibility Rating:
TWG standards met
Global Species Completeness:
complete
Currency Rating:
2006

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References

Expert(s):
W. Christopher Wozencraft. Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545
Other Sources:
website: Mammal Species of the World; http://nmnhgoph.si.edu/msw/
References:
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 2005-10-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 2142. 0-8018-8221-4. .
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1992-01-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, DC, USA. xviii + 1207. 1-56098-217-9. Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing.

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Comments

Comments:
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): 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 p...

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