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Procyon lotor

Author Name

(Linnaeus, 1758).

Citation

Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: p48.

Common Name

Raccoon.

Type Locality

"Americæ maritimis," restricted by Thomas (1911a) to "Pennsylvania" [USA].

Distribution

S Canada, Mexico, Panama, USA (except parts of the Rocky Mtns). Introductions into: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan.

Status

Current as of November 16, 2005, please see corresponding Web site reference for most recent status.

IUCN: www.iucnredlist.org
CITES: www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html
US ESA: www.fws.gov/endangered/wildlife.html

IUCN – Extinct as P. gloveralleni, Endangered as P. insularis, P. maynardi, and P. minor, Lower Risk (lc) as P. lotor.

Comments

Reviewed by Lotze and Anderson (1979). Includes the Caribbean introduced populations of gloveralleni, minor, and maynardi after Helgen and Wilson (2003); includes insularis after Helgen and Wilson (In Press). Synonyms allocated according to Cabrera (1957), Lotze and Anderson (1979), and Helgen and Wilson (2003; In Press).

Contributor

W. Christopher Wozencraft, 2005.

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