AEcl 459 - Carnivores

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Canidae
Family
Long muzzle, dog-like
Canis latrans
Coyote
Big ears
Canis lupus
Grey wolf
Largest canidae
Vulpes vulpes
Red fox
White tipped tail
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Grey fox
Black-tipped tail
Procyon lotor
Raccoon
Mask, ring-tail, round teeth
Ursidae
Family
Bears
Ursus americanus
Black bear
Wide spread
Procyonidae
Family
Raccoons
Mustelidae
Family
Long body, short limbs
Largest family in carnivora
Mustela erminea
Ermine
Tail <44% of body
Mustela nivalis
Least weasel
No black tip on tail
Mustela frenata
Long-tailed weasel
Tail >50% of body
Neovision vison
Mink
Aquatic, large
Taxidea taxus
Badger
Striped face
Lontra canadensis
River otter
Mephitidae
Family
Skunk
Mephitis mephitis
Striped skunk
More omnivorous
Spilogale putorius
Spotted skunk
Endangered, sneakier
Felidae
Family
Cats
Lynx rufus
Bobcat
Short tail, spotted
Puma concolor
Cougar
Big

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