Taxidea Waterhouse 1839 (badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Parent taxon: Taxidiinae according to P. R. Owen 2006

See also Alroy 2002, Baskin 1998, Bjork 1970, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Marmi et al. 2004 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxa: Chamitaxus, Pliotaxidea

Subtaxa: Taxidea mexicana Taxidea taxus

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Type: Ursus taxus

Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (2), United States (36: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (16: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1)

Total: 58 collections including 61 occurrences

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