nodesynapomorphy/autapomorphy
A (unambiguous Feliformia)26 (promontorium apron shelf): 0 (absent) → 1 (small)
58 (P3 posterior accessory cusp): 2 (absent) → 0 (1 cusp)
AC5 (p3 posterior cingular cuspulid): 0 (present) → 1 (vestigial/absent)
AC6 (p4 anterior cuspulid): 0 (small) → 1 (prominent)
AC8 (m1 hypoconid): 0 (labial) → 1 (lingual)
B20 (tegmen tympani): 2 (facial nerve partially embedded) → 1 (facial nerve beneath bony sheath)
53 (M3): 0 (present) → 1 (absent)
88 (m3): 0 (present) → 1 (absent)
C (Caniformia)14 (mastoid process direction): 0 (lateral-ventral) → 1 (ventral)
34 (basioccipital lateral flange): 0 (absent) → 1 (small)
DAC2 (M1 stylar shelf): 0 (wide) → 1 (narrow)
AC7 (p4 posterior accessory cuspulid): 0 (absent) → 1 (blade-like)
E8 (postorbital process): 0 (prominent) → 1 (small)
14 (mastoid process direction): 1 (ventral) → 3 (swelling)
25 (internal carotid artery): 0 (transpromontorial & lateral) → 1 (transpromontorial & medial)
26 (promontorium apron shelf): 0 (absent) → 1 (small)
33 (shelf between mastoid and paroccipital processes): 0 (wide trough) → 1 (wide but not trough)
50 (M1 hypocone): 0 (absent) → 2 (swollen lingual cingulum)
F (Amphicyonidae)(9 (paroccipital process size): 0 (large) → 1 (small))
24 (suprameatal fossa): 1 (small) → 0 (absent)
31 (basioccipital excavation): 0 (small) → 2 (extremely deep)
AC7 (p4 posterior accessory cuspulid): 1 (blade-like) → 2 (step-like)
GAC1 (M1 lingual cingulum lingual to protocone): 0 (thin band) → 1 (elongate with sharp lingual border)
AC4 (M2 size): 1 (small-moderate) → 0 (moderate-large)
H(3 (infraorbital foramen): 1 (round) → 0 (elongate))
4 (infraorbital foramen): 0 (above P3) → 1 (above P4 anterior edge)
I82 (P4 protocone): 1 (anterior to paracone) → 0 (medial/posterior to paracone)
J28 (promontorium anterior shape): 1 (elongate & round) → 3 (elongate & flat)
40 (middle lacerate foramen): 0 (undefined vacuity) → 1 (posteriorly bordered by promontorium)
K (Canoidea)4 (infraorbital foramen): 0 (above P3) → 1 (above P4 anterior edge)
34 (basioccipital lateral flange): 1 (small) → 2 (large)
53 (M3): 0 (present) → 1 (absent)
68 (entotympanic): 0 (unossified or loosely attached) → 1 (ossified and firmly attached)
AC3 (M1 postprotocrista direction): 0 (labial) → 1 (posterior)
AC9 (anterior bullar attachment): 0 (loose) → 1 (firm)
L (Arctoidea)AC7 (p4 posterior accessory cuspulid): 1 (blade-like) → 2 (step-like)
AC10 (basioccipital): 0 (narrow) → 1 (wide)
M (Cynodictis spp.)53 (M3): 0 (present) → 1 (absent)
55 (P4 parastyle): 0 (absent) → 2 (small bulge)
AC3 (M1 postprotocrista direction): 0 (labial) → 1 (posterior)
N (Gustafsonia cognita)5 (palatine midline posterior edge): 1 (anterior/equal to tooth row) → 0 (posterior to tooth row)
15 (condyloid foramen from posterior lacerate foramen): 0 (distant) → 1 (close)
45 (M1 parastyle direction): 1 (labial) → 0 (anterolabial)
O (Angelarctocyon australis)(none in character matrix)
P (Paradaphoenus minimus)26 (promontorium apron shelf): 1 (small) → 0 (absent)
Q (Daphoenus spp.)(none in character matrix)
R (Brachyrhynchocyon dodgei)(none in character matrix)
S (Daphoenictis tedfordi)25 (internal carotid artery): 2 (not transpromontorial) → 0 (transpromontorial & lateral)
55 (P4 parastyle): 0 (absent) → 2 (small bulge)
58 (P3 posterior accessory cusp): 2 (absent) → 1 (2 cusps)
AC6 (p4 anterior cuspulid): 2 (absent) → 1 (prominent)
T (Lycophocyon hutchisoni)3 (infraorbital foramen): 1 (round) → 0 (elongate)
13 (mastoid process shape): 1 (swelling) → 0 (extends subequal to or more than paroccipital process)
49 (M1 paraconule & metaconule): 1 (subequal heights) → 0 (paraconule taller)
55 (P4 parastyle): 0 (absent) → 2 (small bulge)