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Procyon lotor Linnaeus 1758 (raccoon)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Procyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50729

Alternative combination: Ursus lotor

Synonyms: Procyon nanus Simpson 1929 (no. 50730), Procyon priscus Leidy 1856 (no. 50731), Procyon simus Gidley 1906 (no. 50733)

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 O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Procyon cancrivorus, Procyon rexroadensis

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 10.0 x 6.3, femur length 124.0, humerus length 103.5, radius length 104.5, scapula 69.5 x 63.2, skull 113.0 x 76.7, tibia length 125.0

Estimated body mass: 6.31 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length