Carnivores with the characteristic P4 / M1 carnassial pair
Miacidae*: extinct miacids of Paleocene and Eocene age.
wolves, & foxes
Ailuridae: lesser (red) pandas
Procyonidae: raccoons, coatis, kinkajous
Mustelidae: weasels, martens, minks, wolverines, badgers, skunks, river & sea otters.
Phocidae: "True" (earless) seals
Otaridae: eared seals & sealions
Herpestidae: Old World mongooses
Hyaenidae: hyena & aardwolf
Canoids and Feloids are sometimes classed as suborders Caniformia and Feliformia.
Classification of greater & lesser pandas with respect to Ursidae and Procyonidae remains controversial.
Classification of civets and mongooses is undergoing revision.
"Pinnipeds" are a monophyletic lineage within the canoids: evidence and opinion vary as to their closest terrestrial ("Fissiped") relatives. Note that "Pinnipeds" cannot be a separate superfamily without making the balance of the Fissipeds paraphyletic.