from The Century Dictionary.

  • A superfamily section of feline fissiped carnivorous mammals, typified by the cat family, Felidæ, and containing also the families Cryptoproctidæ, Protelidæ, Hyænidæ, Viverridæ, and Eupleridæ (but not the family Æluridæ): distinguished as a series from the Cynoidea or canine series, and the Arctoidea or ursine series (to which the family Æluridæ belongs).


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