clade of mammals

Carnivoramorpha are a clade of mammals that includes the modern order Carnivora.[1][2] It is basal to the Carnivora but does not include the Creodonts, which are a separate order.

Temporal range: 66.043–0 Ma early Paleocene - present
Order Carnivora.jpg
Tapocyon robustus.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Clade: Scrotifera
Grandorder: Ferungulata
Clade: Ferae
Clade: Carnivoramorpha

Classification & phylogenyEdit

  • Superfamily †Miacoidea
    • Family †Miacidae
      • genera: Chailicyon, Eostictis, Miacis, Miocyon, Oodectes, Palaearctonyx, Paramiacis, Paroodectes, Prodaphaemus, Quercygale, Tapocyon, Uintacyon, Vassacyon, Vulpavus, Xinyuictis, Ziphacodon
    • Family †Viverravidae
      • genera: Bryanictis, Didymictis, Ictidopappus, Pristinictis, Protictis, Raphictis, Simpsonictis, Viverravus
  • Order Carnivora


  1. Bryant H.N. and M. Wolson 2004. Phylogenetic nomenclature of carnivoran mammals. First International Phylogenetic Nomenclature Meeting. Paris, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, July 6-9, 2004. [1] Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Flynn, John J. and Gina D. Wesley-Hunt. 2005. Phylogeny of the Carnivora: basal relationships among the Carnivoramorphans, and assessment of the position of 'Miacoidea' relative to Carnivora. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, 3: 1-28. Abstract: [2] Archived 2011-05-24 at the Wayback Machine