northern raccoon

(Procyon lotor)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

northern raccoon

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common except in the northeast counties

Habitat

Deciduous forests, prairies, agricultural areas

Lifespan

5 to 16 years

Size

Total length: 29¾ to 37

Tail: 9 to 12

 

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Sources: 7, 15, 29.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Carnivora (carnivores)

 

Suborder:

Caniformia (caniform carnivores)

 

Family:

Procyonidae (raccoon, coati & olingo)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Alamaba raccoon (Procyon lotor varius)

Baja California raccoon (Procyon lotor grinnelli)

California raccoon (Procyon lotor psora)

Campeche raccoon (Procyon lotor shufeldti)

coastal marsh raccoon (Procyon lotor maritimus)

Costa Rican raccoon (Procyon lotor crassidens)

desert raccoon (Procyon lotor pallidus)

Dickey’s raccoon (Procyon lotor dickeyi)

eastern raccoon (Procyon lotor lotor)

Florida raccoon (Procyon lotor elucus)

Guadeloupe raccoon (Procyon lotor minor)

Hernandez raccoon (Procyon lotor hernandezii)

Hilton Head Island raccoon (Procyon lotor solutus)

Isthmian raccoon (Procyon lotor pumilus)

Key Vaca raccoon (Procyon lotor auspicatus)

Key West raccoon (Procyon lotor incautus)

Matecumbe Key raccoon (Procyon lotor inesperatus)

Mexican raccoon (Procyon lotor mexicana)

Mississippi Delta raccoon (Procyon lotor megalodous)

North Californian raccoon (Procyon lotor simus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor brachyurus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor castaneus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor flavidus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor gularis)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor hudsonicus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor nivea)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor obscurus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor ochraceus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor proteus)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor rufescens)

Pacific raccoon (Procyon lotor pacificus)

Saint Simon Island raccoon (Procyon lotor litoreus)

Snake River Valley raccoon (Procyon lotor excelsus)

southwestern raccoon (Procyon lotor californicus)

Ten Thousand Islands raccoon (Procyon lotor marinus)

Texas raccoon (Procyon lotor fuscipes)

Upper Mississippi Valley raccoon (Procyon lotor hirtus)

Vancouver raccoon (Procyon lotor vancouverensis)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

common raccoon

northern raccoon

raccoon


 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

* Type: Mammal,

* Diet: Omnivore,

* Average life span in the wild: 2 to 3 years,

* Size: 23.75 to 37.5 in (60 to 95 cm),

* Weight: 4 to 23 lbs (1.8 to 10.4 kg),

Group name: Nursery.

** Raccoons in the northern parts of their range gorge themselves in spring and summer to store up body fat. They then spend much of the winter asleep in a den. There are six other species of raccoons, in addition to the familiar northern (North American) raccoon. Most other species live on tropical islands.

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