Procyonidaecoatis is a small mammal with a body length of up to 40 cm and a tail length of up to 30 cm. It has a grayish-brown fur with a white underbelly and a black-tipped tail. It is found in wooded areas, such as forests, swamps, and wooded riverbanks, and is active during the day. Its lifespan is up to 10 years in the wild and up to 15 years in captivity. Its current population is stable, but it is threatened by habitat destruction.
Name Origin: Procyonidaecoatis is a genus of mammals in the family Procyonidae, which includes raccoons, coatis, and their relatives. The name Procyonidaecoatis is derived from the Greek words "prokyon" meaning "before the dog" and "kotis" meaning "cat". This is a reference to the fact that the animals in this genus are more closely related to dogs than cats.
Related Species: Procyon lotor, Bassariscus astutus, Nasua narica, Ailurus fulgens