schematic overview of the tax­o­nomic Tree of Life of the Car­ni­vore Fam­i­lies, mainly based on the Cat­a­logue of Life, includ­ing the species’ con­ser­va­tion sta­tus accord­ing the IUCN Red List of Threat­ened Species™. Links are pro­vided to ARKIVE for images of the species and some back­ground infor­ma­tion. When an ARKIVE web­page is not avail­able there will be a link to EOL (the Ency­clo­pe­dia of Life). Where appro­pri­ate and avail­able the species name links to a ded­i­cated web­page with detailed descrip­tion of the endan­gered species’ biol­ogy, habi­tat, pop­u­la­tion size, con­ser­va­tion sta­tus, threats, cap­tive breed­ing pro­grammes and more.

[beware, the scheme may not appear as it should when viewed in older browsers, espe­cially Inter­net Explorer]

Ail­uri­dae - Red panda

taxonomy ailuridae

Canidae — Dogs

taxonomy canidae

Fel­i­dae — Cats

taxonomy felidae

Her­pesti­dae — Mongooses

taxonomy herpestidae

Hyaenidae — Hyaenas

taxonomy hyaenidae

Mephi­ti­dae — Skunk and stink badgers

taxonomy mephitidae

Mustel­idae — Weasels, martens, bad­gers and otters

taxonomy mustelidae

Nan­dini­idae — African palm civet

taxonomy nandiniidae

Pri­on­odon­ti­dae — Linsangs

taxonomy prionodontidae

Ursi­dae — Bears

taxonomy ursidae

Viver­ri­dae — Genets, oyans and civets

taxonomy viverridae

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.


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