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Caniforms
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Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Kretzoi, 1943
Families

 Amphicyonidae
 Canidae
 Hemicyonidae
 Ursidae
 Ailuridae
 Enaliarctidae
 Odobenidae
 Otariidae
 Phocidae
 Mephitidae
 Mustelidae
 Procyonidae

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Caniformia, or Canoidea (literally "dog-like"), is a suborder within the order Carnivora. They typically possess a long snout and non-retractile claws (in contrast to the cat-like carnivores, the Feliformia). The Pinnipedia (Spheal, Sealeo and Walrein) evolved from caniform ancestors and are accordingly assigned to this group. Most members of this group have non-retractile claws (a few have retractable or semi-retractable claws) and tend to be plantigrade (with the exception of Canidae). Other traits that separate Caniformia from Feliformia is that caniforms have longer jaws and have more teeth, with less specialized carnassial teeth. They also tend more towards omnivorous and opportunistic feeding, while the feliforms are more specialized for eating meat. Caniforms have single-chambered or partially divided auditory bullae, composed of a single bone, while in feliforms the auditory bullae are double-chambered, composed of two bones joined by a septum.


   Caniformia   

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Canidae Stoutland Dream Mightyena Dream Zorua Dream Lucario Dream


   Arctoidea   
   Ursoidea   

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Ursidae Beartic Dream




Pinnipedia

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