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Complete List of Carnivores

A complete list of carnivores in the Order Carnivora consists of 245 species, divided into 13 families.

Felidae – Cats

Wildcat, Chinese Mountain Cat, Black-footed Cat, Sand Cat, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Pallas’ Cat, Flat-headed Cat, Rusty-Cat, Fishing Cat, Marbled Cat, Bay Cat, Asiatic Golden Cat, Serval, Caracal, African Golden Cat, Geoffroy’s Cat, Oncilla, Margay, Ocelot, Kodkod, Pampas Cat, Andean Cat, Eurasian Lynx, Iberian Lynx, Bobcat, Canada Lynx, Jaguarundi, Cougar, Cheetah, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Diardi’s Clouded Leopard, Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Jaguar

Hyaenidae – Hyenas

Aardwolf, Striped Hyena, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena

Herpestidae – Mongooses

Small Indian Mongoose, Small Asian Mongoose, Short-tailed Mongoose, Indian Grey Mongoose, Collared Mongoose, Brown Mongoose, Crab-eating Mongoose, Ruddy Mongoose, Striped-necked Mongoose, Cape Grey Mongoose, Somali Slender Mongoose, Kaokoveld Slender Mongoose, Common Slender Mongoose, Egyptian Mongoose, Marsh Mongoose, Long-nosed Mongoose, White-tailed Mongoose, Bushy-tailed Mongoose, Jackson’s Mongoose, Black-legged Mongoose, Meerkat, Yellow Mongoose, Selous’s Mongoose, Meller’s Mongoose, Pousargues’s Mongoose, Somali Dwarf Mongoose, Common Dwarf Mongoose, Gambian Mongoose, Banded Mongoose, Liberian Mongoose, Angolan Mongoose, Flat-headed Cusimanse, Common Cusimanse, Alexander’s Cusimanse

Eupleridae – Madagascar Carnivores

Falanouc, Fosa, Fanaloka, Broad-striped Vontsira, Narrow-striped Boky, Ring-tailed Vontsira, Brown-tailed Vontsira, Grandidier’s Vontsira

Prionodontidae – Linsangs 

Banded Linsang, Spotted Linsang

Viverridae – Genets, Oyans and Civets

Small-tooted Palm Civet, Golden Palm Civet, Brown Palm Civet, Sulawesi Palm Civet, Masked Palm Civet, Common Palm Civet, Binturong, Owston’s Civet, Banded Civet, Hose’s Civet, Otter Civet, Malabar Civet, Large-spotted Civet, Malay Civet, Large Indian Civet, Small Indian Civet, African Civet, Abyssinian Genet, Hausa Genet, Crested Genet, Servaline Genet, Giant Genet, Small-spotted Genet, Miombo Genet, Johnston’s Genet, Aquatic Genet, Rusty-spotted Genet, Cape Genet, King Genet, Pardine Genet, Bourlon’s Genet, Leighton’s Oyan, Central African Oyan

Nandiniidae – African Palm Civet

African Palm Civet

Canidae – Dogs

African Wild Dog, Ethiopian Wolf, Dingo, GreyWolf, Dhole, Coyote, Red Wolf, Golden Jackal, Black-backed Jackal, Side-striped Jackal, Arctic Fox, Red Fox, Kit Fox, Swift Fox, Indian Fox, Corsac Fox, Blanford’s Fox, Pale Fox, Ruppell’s Fox, Tibetan Fox, Fennec Fox, Cape Fox, Bat-eared Fox, Island Fox, Gray Fox, Raccoon Dog, Chilla (Argentine Gray Fox), Darwin’s Fox, Sechuran Fox, Culpeo (Andean Fox), Hoary Fox, Pampas Fox, Crab-eating Fox, Short-eared Dog, Bush Dog, Maned Wolf

Ursidae – Bears

Giant Panda, Asiatic Black Bear, Andean Bear, Sun Bear, Sloth Bear, American Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear

Procyonidae – Raccoons, Coatis

Pygmy Raccoon, Northern Raccoon, Crab-eating Raccoon, Mountain Coati, South American Coati, White-nosed Coati, Ringtail, Cacomistle, Olingos, Kinkajou

Ailuridae – Red Panda

Red Panda

Mephitidae – Skunks and Stink Badgers

Humboldt’s Hog-nosed Skunk, Molina’s Hog-nosed Skunk, Striped Hog-nosed Skunk, Striped Skunk, American Hog-nosed Skunk, Hooded Skunk, Souther Spotted Skunk, Eastern Spotted Skunk, Western Spotted Skunk, Pygmy Spotted Skunk, Palawan Stink Badger, Sunda Stink Badger

Mustelidae – Weasels, Badgers, Otters, Martens

North American Otter, Sea Otter, Marine Otter, Southern River Otter, Neotropical Otter, Giant Otter, Eurasian Otter, Asian Small-clawed Otter, Hairy-nosed Otter, Smooth-coated Otter, Spotted-necked Otter, Cape Clawless Otter, Congo-clawless Otter, Small-toothed Ferret Badger, Large-tooted Ferret Badger, Bornean Ferret Badger, Javan Ferret Badger, Sumatran Hog Badger, Northern Hog Badger, Great Hog Badger, American Badger, Eurasian Badger, Honey Badger, Wolverine, Patagonian Weasel, Lesser Grison, Greater Grison, Tayra, Striped Weasel, Libyan Weasel, Zorilla, Marbled Polecat, Yellow-throated Martin, Nilgiri Marten, Stone Marten, Pine Marten, Japanese Marten, Fisher, Sable, American Marten, Black-footed Ferret, Siberian Weasel, Steppe Polecat, European Mink, American Mink, European Polecat, Least Weasel, Stoat, Altai Weasel, Colombian Weasel, Long-tailed Weasel, Amazon Weasel, Yellow-bellied Weasel, Stripe-backed Weasel, Malay Weasel, Indonesian Mountain Weasel

Information from Carnivores of the World, Dr. Luke Hunter, Published by Princeton University Press 2011

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