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Carnivora (carnivores) Endangered

Wikipedia Abstract

Carnivora (/kɑːrˈnɪvərə/; from Latin carō (stem carn-) "flesh" and vorāre "to devour") is a diverse order that includes over 280 species of placental mammals. Its members are formally referred to as carnivorans, whereas the word "carnivore" (often popularly applied to members of this group) can refer to any meat-eating organism. Carnivorans are the most diverse in size of any mammalian order, ranging from the least weasel (Mustela nivalis), at as little as 25 g (0.88 oz) and 11 cm (4.3 in), to the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which can weigh up to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb), to the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), whose adult males weigh up to 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) and measure up to 6.9 m (23 ft) in length.
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Ailuridae (red panda) (1)
Canidae (coyotes, dogs, foxes, jackals, and wolves) (4)
Eupleridae (Malagasy carnivores) (2)
Felidae (cats) (4)
Mustelidae (badgers, otters, weasels, and relatives) (8)
Otariidae (fur seals and sea lions) (4)
Phocidae (seals) (3)
Procyonidae (coatis, raccoons, and relatives) (1)
Viverridae (civets, genets, linsangs, and relatives) (4)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0