Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Álvarez-Córdova, Fernando & Fernández, Jesús A., 2021, Medium-sized and large mammals of the pine-oak forests and grasslands of the Rancho Experimental Teseachi in Chihuahua, Mexico, Check List 17 (2), pp. 669-681 : 678-679

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.669

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A53C87A6-FF90-FFA4-FCBD-AD5BFD32FD03

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scientific name

Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Raccoon

Figure 3F

Material examined. MEXICO – Chihuahua • 1; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°48”33″N, 107°28”02″W; elevation 2,068 m a.s.l.; 30 Mar. 2019; obs. F. Álvarez- Córdova   1; Municipality of Namiquipa, Santa Ana de Babícora , 29°04”58″N, 107°31”13″W; elevation 1,018 m  

a.s.l.; 21 Jan. 2015; obs. J. A. Fernández; ( Gómez-Valenzuela et al. 2017); UACH-CV-210.

Identification. This is the only species of Procyon Storr, 1780   occurring in Chihuahua. It has a distinctive black mask. The body is thick with a furry, ringed tail ( Lotze and Anderson 1979). It can be distinguished from the coati by the shorter snout and tail.

Distribution. Through most of Canada, the USA, and Mexico to Costa Rica and Panama ( Lotze and Anderson 1979). Recorded habitats in Chihuahua are quebradas, si- erras, and valleys.

Remarks. This species is usually found near water ( Lotze and Anderson 1979) where it captures amphibians and invertebrates. This species has been previously recorded in our study area (Municipality of Namiquipa), based on a road-kill individual ( Gómez-Valenzuela et al. 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Procyonidae

Genus

Procyon