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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Ferae
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia

Familia: †Stenoplesictidae
Genus: †Africanictis
Species: †A. hyaenoides – †A. meini – †A. schmidtkittleri
secundum Werdelin & Peigné, 2010

Familia: Viverridae
Genus: †Africanictis

Africanictis Morales, Pickford, Soria & Fraile, 1998: 34

Type species: Africanictis meini [Morales, Pickford, Soria & Fraile, 1998: 34]
Primary references

Morales, J., Pickford, M., Soria, D. & Fraile, S. 1998. New carnivores from the basal Middle Miocene of Arrisdrift, Namibia. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 91: 27–40. DOI: 10.5169/seals-168406 Reference page.

Additional references

Morlo, M., Miller, E.R. & El-Barkooky, A.N. 2007. Creodonta and Carnivora from Wadi Moghra, Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1): 145–159. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2007)27[145:CACFWM]2.0.CO;2 ResearchGate Reference page.
Werdelin, L. & Peigné, S. 2010. Carnivora. pp. 603–657. In Werdelin, L. & Sanders, W.J. (eds.) Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25721-4 Reference page.
Avery, D.M. 2019. A Fossil History of Southern African Land Mammals. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-48088-8 DOI: 10.1017/9781108647243 Open access Reference page.


Africanictis – Taxon details on Fossilworks.

Africanictis is an extinct genus of carnivorous cat-like mammals belonging to the superfamily Aeluroidea, endemic to Africa for approximately 11.42 million years, from 23.03 to 11.610 Ma, during the Miocene epoch.[1]

Africanictis is thought to have had an omnivorous—or more precisely hypercarnivorous to mesocarnivorous—diet.[2][3]

Africanictis was named by Morales et al. (1998). It was assigned to Stenoplesictidae by Morlo et al. (2007).[4]

Paleobiology Database: Africanictis basic info.
J. A. Lillegraven. 1979. Reproduction in Mesozoic mammals. In J. A. Lillegraven, Z. Kielan-Jaworowska, and W. A. Clemens (eds.), Mesozoic Mammals: The First Two-Thirds of Mammalian History. University of California Press, Berkeley 259-276
R. M. Nowak. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition I:1-836
M. Morlo, E. R. Miller, and A. N. El-Barkooky. 2007. Creodonta and Carnivora from Wadi Moghra, Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1):145-159

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