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Raccoon vs. Lemur

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Raccoonnoun

A nocturnal omnivore native to North America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail; Procyon lotor.

Lemurnoun

(colloquial) Any strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea, native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands.

Raccoonnoun

Any mammal of the genus Procyon.

Lemurnoun

The genus Lemur, represented by the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).

Raccoonnoun

Any mammal of the subfamily Procyoninae, a procyonine.

Lemurnoun

(obsolete) The genus for a loris (Lemur tardigradus, now Loris tardigradus), predating the 10th edition of Systema Naturæ.

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Raccoonnoun

Any mammal of the family Procyonidae, a procyonid.

Lemurnoun

One of a family (Lemuridæ) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo.

Raccoonnoun

A North American nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach.

Lemurnoun

large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

Raccoonnoun

the fur of the North American racoon

Lemur

Lemurs ( (listen) LEE-mər) (from Latin lemures – ghosts or spirits) are mammals of the order Primates, divided into 8 families and consisting of 15 genera and around 100 existing species. They are native only to the island of Madagascar.

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Raccoonnoun

an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America

Raccoon

The raccoon ( or US: (listen), Procyon lotor), sometimes called the common raccoon to distinguish it from other species, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. It is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in), and a body weight of 5 to 26 kg (11 to 57 lb).

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