Procyonidae


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Procyonidae

[‚prō·sē′än·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of carnivoran mammals in the superfamily Canoidea, including raccoons and their allies.

Procyonidae

 

a family of mammals of the order Carnivora, consisting of small pentadactyl, plantigrade animals. They have elongated bodies with thick downy fur, short legs, and a long tail covered with thick hair.

Several species of Procyonidae live in trees. There are seven genera; all are found in the western hemisphere, except for the genus Ailunts, which lives in Asia. This genus has only one species, the lesser panda(A.fulgens). There are two species of raccoons (genus Procyon). The only species of the genus Bassariscus, the cacomistle or ring-tailed cat (B. astutus), inhabits Mexico and the southwestern USA. The sole species of the genus Bassaricyon, the B. gabbii, is found in Central America and northern South America. The genus Potos has a single species, the kinkajou (P. caudivolvulus). The little, or mountain, coati (N. olivacea), the only species of the genus Nasuella, is found throughout the Andes. The genus Nasua also has a single species.

Several species of the family Procyonidae are commercially valuable for their fur. The giant panda, which was once included in the family Procyonidae, is now classified in the family Ursidae (bear family) or is treated as a separate family of animals.

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Al parecer este archipielago fue un efectivo filtro para la mayoria de los mamiferos norteamericanos a excepcion de los Procyonidae, retardando su ingreso a Sudamerica.
The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica Linnaeus, 1766), is the most social and least territorial member of the Procyonidae (Beisiegel, 2001; Bekoff et al.
Geoffroy, 1803) (= Herpailurus yagouaroundi) Mustelidae Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758) Galictis cuja (Molina, 1782) Galictis vittata (Schreber, 1776) Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818) Pteronura brasiliensis En Vu (Gmelin, 1788) Canidae Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766) Chrysocyon brachyurus Nt Vu (llliger, 1815) Lycalopex vetulus (Lund, 1842) Speothos venaticus (Lund, Nt Vu 1842) Procyonidae Nasua nasua (Linnaeus, 1766) Procyon cancrivorus (G.
The carnivores of northwest Indiana that may be present in the Grand Calumet River basin are grouped in five families, the Canidae (coyote, two species of foxes, domestic dog), Procyonidae (raccoon), Mustelidae (two species of weasels, mink, badger), Mustelidae (skunk), and the Felidae (bobcat, housecat).
El orden Carnivora (cinco especies) estuvo representada por tres familias, dentro de las cuales Procyonidae y Mephitidae registraron dos especies respectivamente.
There are three species of Nasua, a highly social carnivore of the Procyonidae family exclusive to America, the white-nosed coati, N.
Sampling over 2 years yielded 403 captures that included 222 individual mammals, representing 9 mammalian species of 6 families (Muridae, Soricidae, Sciuridae, Mustelidae, Procyonidae, and Didelphiidae) belonging to 4 orders (Rodentia, Insectivora, Carnivora, and Marsupialia).
Metabolic adaptation to climate and distribution of the raccoon Procyon lotor and other procyonidae.
However concerning the Procyonidae, published date have often been based on few species, on small numbers of individuals, or derived from a single sample per animal, or reported values combined for all age groups or both sex or infected with a parasite.