The presence of the Rupelian horizon MP22 within the Bohlen Formation is in particular confirmed by Entelodon deguilhemi from the abandoned mine Espenhain near Leipzig where the single hitherto known specimen of a viverrid
(described by FISCHER, 1983 as Stenoplesictis cayluxi) from the Weisselster Basin was found, too.
Dispersion and foraging of the small Indian mongoose, Herpestes auropunctatus (Carnivora: Viverridae) relative to the evolution of social viverrids
Examples of adaptive radiation include the finches of the Galapagos Islands, the honeycreepers of Hawaii; mice (Muridae) in the Philippines; the lemurs, tenrecs, and viverrids
in Madagascar, the ancient conifers of New Guinea; and the cichlid fish in the lakes of eastern Africa.
They are more closely linked to cats and share the closest ancestors with the viverrids
, the family that includes mongooses and civets.
This is the case of the cosmopolitan Taenia taeniaeformis Batsch, 1786 (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) whose adult stages parasitize the small intestine of felids, viverrids
, and canids including domestic dogs and mainly domestic cats (Miyasaki, 1991; Loos-Frank, 2000).