• Ailuridae
  • Family Ailuridae: Red Panda

    This family contains only one species, the Red Panda. Besides the Genus Ailurus there are eight other extinct genera, including:

    Genus Amphictis 
    Genus Protursus 

    Subfamily Ailurinae

    Genus Ailurus
    Genus Magerictis 
    Genus Parailurus 
    Genus Pristinailurus 

    Subfamily Simocyoninae

    Genus Actiocyon (Synonymous with Alopecocyon)
    Genus Alopecocyon 
    Genus Simocyon

    Other Good Resources

    Flynn, John J. Flynn, Michael A. Nedbal, J.W. Dragoo, and R.L. Honeycutt. (1998) “Whence the Red Panda?” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Vol. 17, No. 2, November 2000, pp. 190-199.

    Gregory, W.K. (1936). “On the Phylogenetic Relationships of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda) to other Arctoid Carnivores.“ American Museum Novitates. Vol. 878:1-29.

    Species listed under Ailuridae