Stenoplesictidae is the name of a family of extinct civet-like animals, such as Stenoplesictis.

Temporal range: Eocene–Middle Miocene
Scientific classification


  • Subfamily Stenoplesictinae
    • Genus Shandgolictis (Hunt, 1998)
      • Shandgolictis elegans (Hunt, 1998)
    • Genus Asiavorator (Spassov & Lange-Badré, 1995)
      • Asiavorator altidens (Spassov & Lange-Badré, 1995)
    • Genus Moghradictis (Morlo, Miller & El-Barkooky, 2007)
      • Moghradictis nedjema (Morlo et al., 2007) [Lower Miocene, Wadi Moghra, Egypt]
    • Genus Africanictis (Morales, Pickford, Soria & Fraile, 1998) (also assigned to Percrocutidae)
      • Africanictis meini (Morales et al., 1998) [Middle Miocene, Africa]
      • Africanictis schmidtkittleri (Morales et al., 1998) [Middle Miocene, Africa]
    • Genus Mioprionodon (Schmidt-Kittler, 1987)
      • Mioprionodon pickfordi (Schmidt-Kittler, 1987)
    • Genus Stenoplesictis (Filhol, 1880)
      • Stenoplesictis muhoronii (Schmidt-Kittler, 1987)
      • Stenoplesictis cayluxi [Oligoceno Inferior, Quercy, Francia]
      • Stenoplesictis minor [Oligoceno Inferior, Quercy, Francia]
      • Stenoplesictis crocheti
      • Stenoplesictis indigenus (Dashzeveg, 1996) [Mongolia]
    • Genus Palaeoprionodon (Filhol, 1880)
      • Palaeoprionodon lamandini (Filhol, 1880) [Lower Oligocene, Quercy, France]
    • Genus Anictis (Kretzoi, 1945)
      • Anictis simplicidens (Schlosser, 1890) [Lower Oligocene, Quercy, France]
    • Genus Haplogale
      • Haplogale media (Filhol, 1882) [Lower Oligocene, Quercy, France]
    • Genus Viretictis (Bonis, Peigné & M. Hugueney, 1999)
    • Viretictis sp. [Upper Oligocene, Coderet-Bransat, France]
  • Subfamily Proailurinae
    • Genus Stenogale (Schlosser, 1888)
      • Stenogale julieni [Lower Miocene, Aquitanian, Saint-Gérand, France]
      • Stenogale intermedia [Lower Oligocene, Quercy, France]
      • Stenogale bransatensis [Upper Oligocene, Coderet-Bransat, France]
      • Stenogale aurelianensis [Lower Miocene, France]
    • Genus Proailurus (Filhol, 1879) (also assigned to Felidae)
      • Proailurus lemanensis (Filhol, 1879) [Lower Oligocene, Quercy, France; Upper Oligocene, Coderet-Bransat, France]
      • Proailurus gracilis (Filhol, 1877) [=Stenogale gracilis] [Lower Oligocene, Quercy, France]
      • Proailurus brevidens (=Stenogale brevidens)


  • Morlo M. & Nagel D. (2007). The carnivore guild of the Taatsiin Gol area: Hyaenodontidae (Creodonta), Carnivora, and Didymoconida from the Oligocene of Central Mongolia. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien 108A: 217-231.
  • Morlo M., Miller E. R. & El-Barkooky A. N. (2007). Creodonta and Carnivora from Wadi Moghra, Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1): 145-159.
  • de Bonis, L., S. Peigne, & M. Hugueney (1999) - Carnivores feloides de l'Oligocene superieur de Coderet-Bransat (Allier, France). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 1999 170: 939-949.
  • Morales, J., Pickford, M., Salesa, M. & Soria, D., 2000. The systematic status of Kelba, Savage, 1965, Kenyalutra, Schmidt-Kittler, 1987 and Ndamathaia, Jacobs et al., 1987, (Viverridae, Mammalia) and a review of Early Miocene mongoose-like carnivores of Africa. Annales de Paléontologie: Vol. 86, #4, pp. 243–251.
  • Hunt, R. M., Jr (1998) - Evolution of the aeluroid Carnivora. Diversity of the earliest aeluroids from Eurasia (Quercy, Hsanda-Gol) and the origin of felids. American Museum Novitates; no. 3252 (PDF)

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