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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A group of the Carnivora, that includes the bears, weasels, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Incorporating indels as phylogenetic characters: Impact for interfamilial relationships within Arctoidea (Mammalia: Carnivora).
On the anatomy, classification, and distribution of the Arctoidea. Proceedings of Zoological Society of London 1885:340-404.
Five distinct carnivore taxa are represented in 1he Turtle Butte Assemblage representing two suborders, the Cynoidea and the Arctoidea and are discussed below.