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THE FELIFORMIA: CATS, CIVETS, HYAENAS AND KIN

Tracing the lineage of the feliformia or cat-like carnivores from their beginnings to their present-day representatives.

 
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Feliformia
†Tapocyon spp.
46.2-40.4 Mya
 
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Feliformia
†Eosictis avinoffi
46.2-40.4 Mya
 
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Feliformia
†Chailicyon spp.
48.6-37.2 Mya
 
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Palaeogalidae
†Cryptailurus spp.
20.6-16.0 Mya
  
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Palaeogalidae
†Palaeogale spp.
33.9-16.0 Mya
 
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Quercygalidae
†Messelogale kessleri
48.6-40.4 Mya
  
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Quercygalidae
†Quercygale spp.
55.8-33.9 Mya
  
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Nimravidae
†Maofelis cantonensis
false sabre-toothed cat
37.2-33.9 Mya
  
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Nimravidae | Nimravinae
†Dinaelurus crassus
false sabre-toothed cat
26.0-23.0 Mya
   
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Nimravidae | Nimravinae
†Nimravus spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
32.6-27.2 Mya
  
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Nimravidae | Dinailurictinae
†Eofelis spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
32.6-30.8 Mya
  
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Nimravidae | Dinailurictinae
†Dinailurictis bonali
false sabre-toothed cat
28.8-27.2 Mya
   
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Nimravidae | Dinailurictinae
†Quercylurus major
false sabre-toothed cat
28.8-27.2 Mya
  
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Nimravidae
†Pogonodon spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
32.1-27.5 Mya
   
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Nimravidae
†Dinictis felina
false sabre-toothed cat
35.5-23.0 Mya
  
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Nimravidae | Hoplophoneinae
†Nanosmilus spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
33.9-32.1 Mya
   
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Nimravidae | Hoplophoneinae
†Hoplophoneus spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
35.5-28.0 Mya
   
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Nimravidae | Hoplophoneinae
†"Eusmilus" spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
33.8-30-8 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae
†"Hoplophoneus" strigidens
false sabre-toothed cat
30.6-20.8 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae
†Jinomrefu lakwanza
false sabre-toothed cat
23.0 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae | Afrosmilinae
†Ginsburgsmilus napakensis
false sabre-toothed cat
20.4-19.0 Mya
   
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Barbourofelidae | Afrosmilinae
†Syrtosmilus surtensis
false sabre-toothed cat
20.0-16.0 Mya
   
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Barbourofelidae | Afrosmilinae
†Afrosmilus spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
17.8-16.0 Mya
   
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Barbourofelidae | Afrosmilinae
†Prosansanosmilus spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
16.9-13.7 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae
†Oriensmilus liupanensis
false sabre-toothed cat
13.7-12.8 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae | Barbourofelinae
†Vampyrictis vipera
false sabre-toothed cat
13.8-11.6 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae | Barbourofelinae
†Sansanosmilus palmidens
false sabre-toothed cat
16.0-11.6 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae | Barbourofelinae
†Albanosmilus spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
13.7-7.0 Mya
  
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Barbourofelidae | Barbourofelinae
†Barbourofelis spp.
false sabre-toothed cat
12.0-7.0 Mya
  
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Nandiniidae
Nandinia binotata
African palm civet
 
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Aeluroidea
†Anictis simplicidens
33.0-32.6 Mya
 
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Aeluroidea
†Alagtsavbaatar indigenus
37.2-33.9 Mya
 
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Aeluroidea
†Asiavorator gracilis
38.0-28.1 Mya
 
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Aeluroidea
†Shandgolictis spp.
33.9-28.4 Mya
 
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Feloidea
†Stenoplesictis spp.
32.0-23.0 Mya
  
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Feloidea
†Pseudictis guntianus
15.8-11.0 Mya
   
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Prionodontidae s.l.
†Haplogale media
30.0-24.6 Mya
   
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Prionodontidae
†Palaeoprionodon spp.
32.6-24.6 Mya
   
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Prionodontidae | Prionodontinae
Prionodon linsang
banded linsang
   
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Prionodontidae | Prionodontinae
Prionodon pardicolor
spotted linsang
  
 
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HERPESTIDAE
  
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EUPLERIDAE
  
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Percrocutidae
†Percrocuta spp.
14.2-9.0 Mya
   
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Percrocutidae
†Dinocrocuta spp.
11.6-5.3 Mya
  
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Protictitherium spp.
16.0-7.2 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Plioviverrops spp.
11.6-5.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Tungutictis spocki
16.0-5.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Thalassictis spp.
16.0-4.9 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Tongxinictis primordialis
15.0-13.5 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Protelinae
†Proteles amplidentus
2.6 Mya
    
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Hyaenidae | Protelinae
Proteles cristata
aardwolf
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Ictitherium spp.
12.7-5.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Miohyaenotherium bessarabicum
9.0-5.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Hyaenotherium spp.
23.0-16.0 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Hyaenictitherium spp.
11.6-2.6 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Lycyaena spp.
11.6-0.8 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Hyaenictis spp.
16.0-0.8 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Lycyaenops spp.
2.6-0.8 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Ictitheriinae
†Chasmaporthetes spp.
running hyaena
4.9-0.8 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Metahyaena confector
11.6 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Palinhyaena reperta
7.8-7.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Belbus beaumonti
9.0-5.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Hyaena abronia
7.3-2.6 Mya
    
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
Hyaena hyaena
striped hyaena
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Parahyaena howelli
5.3 Mya
    
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
Parahyaena brunnea
brown hyaena
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Pliocrocuta perrieri
5.3-2.6 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Pachycrocuta brevirostris
giant hyaena
7.2-0.4 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Adcrocuta eximia
11.6-3.6 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Allohyaena kadici
11.6-5.3 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Crocuta dietrichi
3.8-2.6 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
†Crocuta eturono
3.8-2.6 Mya
   
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Hyaenidae | Hyaeninae
Crocuta crocuta
spotted hyaena
  
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Lophocyonidae
†Izmirictis cani
20.0-16.9 Mya
  
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Lophocyonidae
†Euboictis aliverensis
16.9-16.0 Mya
  
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Lophocyonidae
†Lophocyon spp.
16.0-11.6 Mya
  
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Lophocyonidae
†Sivanasua spp.
16.9-11.1 Mya
 
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VIVERRIDAE
Sir Graham