Are bobcats raccoons?



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    No, where I am from we have both bobcats and racoons.  Coons are the things with the stripe tails, black around their eyes, and live in trees. Bobcats are actually in Lynx genus and are a form of wild cat. 


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         No. Bobcats are a member of the cat family, while racoons are in the procyonidae family, which includes coatis and kinkajous. Both species are adaptable and share a habitat in many places, but they are not related.

    A bobcat (lynx rufus)

    A raccoon (Procyon lotor)

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    Molecular analysis suggests that raccoons are related to bears.  If raccoons have any relation to cats, it is a distant one. 

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    No they are not.  Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are in the cat family Felidae, while raccoons (Procyon iotor) is part of the Procyonidae family.  While these two species are nocturnal, they have distinct differences in both apperance and behavior. You can tell a raccoon by its ringed tail and the appearance of wearing a black mask around its eyes. [img_assist|nid=159715|title=Raccoon|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=65]




    And a bobcat has a more carmael colored coat and pointed ears.[img_assist|nid=159716|title=Bobcat|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=88]

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    Bobcats and raccoons aren’t closely related.  Bobcats are felines, and raccoons are actualy a member of the dog family (although not considered canines; they’re more closely related to bears). The cat and dog branches of the carnivore famiy tree spit about 60 million years ago, not long after the dinosaurs went extinct. 

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