Raccoons (Family Procyonidae)
Procyonidae is a New World family of Order Carnivora. It includes
the raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, olingos, ringtails and cacomistles.
Procyonids inhabit a wide range of environments, and are generally
Procyonids are smallish animals, with generally slender bodies and
long tails. (The common raccoon tends to be bulky.) Except for the
kinkajou, all procyonids have banded tails, and distinct facial markings.
These are especially visible in the raccoons. Like bears, procyonids walk
on the soles of their feet. Most species have non-retractile claws.
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