Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 945-946

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D773-BD68-FCDD-F8DE1B66FBBE

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Figure 2E

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Prov- ince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; 08.701, −083.216; station ID 5 ( Table 3); first capture on 11 Aug. 2016; cam- era trap photo GoogleMaps   .

Identification. The Northern Raccoon is predominantly dark brown with a short, banded, bushy tail, and pale

legs and feet. The black mask on its face is more extensive than the Crab-eating Raccoon, for which the Northern Raccoon can be easily mistaken ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Procyonidae

Genus

Procyon