The Viverridae is a faimily o smaa tae medium-sized mammals, the viverrids, comprisin 15 genera, which are subdividit intae 33 species.[2] This faimily wis named an first describit bi John Edward Gray in 1821.[3]

Temporal range: 34–0 Ma
Eocene tae Recent[1]
Viverrids mosaic.jpg
Viverrids, includin (tap left tae bottom richt), speshies o Paradoxurus, Genetta, Paguma an Arctictis
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Infraorder: Viverroidea
Faimily: Viverridae
Gray, 1821

Viverrids are foond aw ower the Oriental Region an even ayond it athort Wallace's line, aw ower Africae an passin intae soothren Europe. Thair occurrence in Celebes an in some o the adjynin islands shaws them tae be auncient indwallers o the tropics o the Auld Warld.[4]


  1. Gaubert, P. & Cordeiro-Estrela, P. (2006). "Phylogenetic systematics and tempo of evolution of the Viverrinae (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae) within feliformians: implications for faunal exchanges between Asia and Africa" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 41 (2): 266–278. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.05.034. PMID 16837215. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 4 October 2016. Retrieved 17 Julie 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |lastauthoramp= (help) 
  2. a b Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Family Viverridae". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 548–559. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. no-break space character in |first= at position 3 (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. Gray, J. E. (1821). On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. London Medical Repository, 15(1): 296–310.
  4. Pocock, R. I. (1939). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Mammalia. – Volume 1. Taylor and Francis, London. Pp. 330–332.