Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 (raccoon)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

Alternative combination: Ursus lotor

Synonyms: Procyon nanus Simpson 1929, Procyon priscus Leidy 1856, Procyon simus Gidley 1906

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Procyon according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

See also Hay 1902, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Thomas 1911 and Wilson 1967

Sister taxa: Procyon (Euprocyon), Procyon (Procyon), Procyon cancrivorus, Procyon rexroadensis

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Alberta collection), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (61: Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

Total: 66 collections each including a single occurrence

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