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A mammal of the raccoon family (Procyonidae).
- ‘They have indeed been used to amplify mtDNA from three other ursids, nine phocids, one odobenid, two otariids, five true mustelids, a mephitid, one procyonid, three canids, and two felids.’
- ‘Though Leptarctus is a mustelid, the teeth bear many similarities to those of procyonids, Procyon lotor and Nasua nasua and stand as a remarkable example of dental convergence.’
- ‘Within 10 million years of that event the procyonid group split into Old World procyondis represented today by the red panda and the New World procyonids (for example, raccoons, coatis, olingos, kinkajous).’
Early 20th century: from modern Latin Procyonidae (plural), from the genus name Procyon (see Procyon).
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