Figure S1. Phylogenetic tree of 35 extant Carnivora sensu Bininda-Emonds et al. (1999) Carnivora supertree. Although six polytomies occur, this tree was favoured among other more updated topologies because it allows a consideration of all the taxa presented in the present study with robust branch lengths in millions of years.

Table S1. List of specimens belonging to extant and fossil Carnivora included in the present study. Diet categorization is given in parenthesis. Institutional abbreviations: B.M.N.H., British Museum of Natural History. London, UK; H.M., Huntherian Museum and Art Gallery. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; M.C.Z.R., Museo Civico di Zoologia. Roma, Italy; M.N.C.N., Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain; M.N.H.N., Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; M.Z.L.S., Museo Zoologico ‘La Specola’ Firenze, Italy; N.M.B., Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland; RMCA, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium; R.M.S., Royal Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; V.N.A., Museo di Anatomia Veterinaria Università di Napoli; Z.S.M., Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany.

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