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Euplerinae
Cryptoprocta ferox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Eupleridae
Subfamily: Euplerinae
Chenu, 1850
Genera

Cryptoprocta
Eupleres
Fossa

Euplerinae is a subfamily of carnivorans that includes three species restricted to Madagascar. Together with the subfamily Galidiinae, which also occurs on Madagascar only, it forms the family Eupleridae. Members of this subfamily, which include the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox), falanouc (Eupleres goudotii) and Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana), were placed in families like Felidae and Viverridae before genetic data indicated their consanguinity with other Madagascar carnivorans. Within the subfamily, the falanouc and Malagasy civet are more closely related to each other than to the fossa.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W. C. (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.  

Wikispecies

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From Wikispecies

Cryptoprocta ferox

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia
Familia: Eupleridae
Subfamilia: Euplerinae
Genera: Eupleres - Fossa - Cryptoprocta

Name

Euplerinae (Chenu, 1852)

References

  • Euplerinae on Mammal species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).

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