Threatened species of Procyonidae

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Other Names:
Threatened species of Coatimundis
Threatened species of Lesser pandas
Threatened species of Red pandas
Raccoons under threat of extinction

Habitat degradation is probably the principle threat to species of Procyonidae.


The raccoon family includes 18 species in 6 genera. Red pandas are often placed in this group but there is a school of thought that puts them in the Ursidae family. Other than the red panda Procyonidae are found throughout the New World, from southern Canada to northern Argentina, in a wide variety of habitats, including desert, northern forests, tropical rainforest, and wetlands.


The family Procyonidae includes 18 species of which 1 is considered rare.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.12.2019 – 19:10 CET