procyonid

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procyonid

(ˌprəʊsɪˈɒnɪd)
n
any animal of the family Procyonidae, including the raccoons
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Noun1.procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammalsprocyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals  
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
family Procyonidae, Procyonidae - raccoons; coatis; cacomistles; kinkajous; and sometimes pandas
racoon, raccoon - an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
Bassariscus astutus, bassarisk, cacomistle, cacomixle, civet cat, miner's cat, raccoon fox, ringtail, ring-tailed cat, coon cat - raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings
honey bear, kinkajou, Potos caudivolvulus, Potos flavus, potto - arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail
coati, coati-mondi, coati-mundi, coon cat, Nasua narica - omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America
Ailurus fulgens, bear cat, cat bear, lesser panda, red panda, panda - reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
Ailuropoda melanoleuca, coon bear, giant panda, panda, panda bear - large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae
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We also detected orthopoxvirus neutralizing antibodies in wild coatis, which is consistent with results of a previous study that described the seroprevalence of orthopoxviruses in procyonids from Mexico (9).
In addition, the semi-evergreen forest in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca has open areas and human settlements; therefore, it is a less suitable habitat for such procyonids, since they prefer undisturbed areas and mature forests (Ford and Hoffmann, 1988; Reid, 2009).
Dental morphology and diet in canids and procyonids from Uruguay.
Most prominent among frugivorous animals are passerine birds (e.g., tanagers, thrushes, cotingas, starlings, birds of paradise, waxwings), non-passerine birds (e.g., toucans, trogons, parrots, pigeons, hornbills, touracos), mammalian carnivores such as bears, procyonids (e.g., raccoons, coatis), viverrids (e.g., civets, genets), and canids (e.g., coyotes, foxes), and, in tropical regions, monkeys, bats, forest ungulates, reptiles and fishes (Dubost, 1984; Bodmer, 1989, 1991; Jordano, 1992; Milton, 1992; Horn, 1997; Atsalis, 1999; Duncan & Chapman, 1999; Hamann & Curio, 1999; Jordano, 2000; Clarke & Downie, 2001; Herrera, 2002; Olesen & Valido, 2003; Morris et al., 2006; Bravo, 2008; Celedon-Neghme et al., 2008; Galetti et al., 2008).
Less well-documented is infection in procyonids other than raccoons (e.g., kinkajous [Potos flavus] [Figure 1], coatis [Nasua spp.], olingos [Bassaricyon spp.], and ringtails [Bassariscus astutus]) and the potential for transmission from these species to humans.
The interrelationships of chromosome banding patterns in procyonids, viverrids, and felids.