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Canoidea


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(superorder Ferae, order Carnivora)

A superfamily that comprises dogs (Canidae), bears (Ursidae), raccoons (Procyonidae), weasels (Mustelidae), and probably the pinniped families. These are relatively unspecialized carnivores whose evolution shows tendencies to move from a carnivorous diet to one containing increasing amounts of plant material, and eventually (e.g. some bears, and pandas) to a fully herbivorous diet.

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