Key to the Carnivora
           
 
 Bear-like, size very large; tail inconspicuous; five toes on each foot; gait plantigrade, hind foot naked-soled, with heel resting firmly on ground; jaws without carnassial teeth (Fig. 63a)
   
 Not bear-like, size much smaller; tail conspicuous; toes 5-5 or 5-4; gait usually digitigrade (plantigrade with naked soles only in badgers, raccoons, and skunks); jaws with carnassial teeth (Fig. 63b) (poorly developed in raccoons)
 
           
Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names