Key to the Carnivora
           
 
 Body short and heavy; color dark grayish brown with glossy black guard hairs; tail ringed black and brown, shorter than head and body; face with black mask over eyes; hind feet plantigrade, soles naked; carnassial nature of teeth obsolete; greatest length of skull usually more than 95 mm; posterior border of palate extends beyond last molar
   
Body long and slender; color buffy tan; tail ringed black and white, as long or longer than head and body; face with only black shadowing around eyes; hind feet digitigrade, soles hairy; carnassial teeth well-formed; greatest length of skull less than 95 mm; posterior border of palate even with last molar 
 
           
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
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