Species Factsheet

Procyon lotor


Complete name: Procyon lotor L. 1758
Taxonomy: Mammalia » Chordata » Mammalia » Carnivora » Procyonidae » Procyon lotor
Authors: Marten Winter
Last updated: November 6th, 2006

Common Names

Raccoon, common raccoon, northern raccoon, coon.


Procyon lotor

Short Description

This cat-sized omnivore, mostly nocturnal carnivore, with its black and white face, can live in almost all terrestrial habitats. It has a distinct sense of touch and an excellent climbing and swimming ability.