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RI mammals

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    Didelphis

    Common Opossums

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    Pteromyinae

    Flying Squirrels

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    Canis lupus baileyi

    Mexican Grey Wolf

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    Canidae

    Coyotes, Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, and Wolves

    The wolves have 14 genera and 34 species in their family. They live on every continent except Antarctica. They are also medium size flesh-eaters. Wolves have nearly a full set of teeth. Some species form packs to capture a larger species.

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    Mephitidae

    Skunks and Stink Badgers

    The skunk family consists of 13 species and four extant genera. Three of the four genera live in the New World from Canada to South America. The only exception is the Stink Badger which resides in the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines. Only recently have Stink Badgers been a part of the skunk family. Skunks are both omnivores and vegetarians.

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    Sciuridae

    Marmots

    Squirrels are divided into three major species groups. They are tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels. Tree squirrels have long, bushy tails, sharp claws, and large ears. Ground squirrels more robust and smaller than Tree squirrels with sturdy fore-limbs to help with digging. Flying squirrels can glide up to 90 meters (250 feet) with the help of membrane of skin on either sides of the body.

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    Vulpes

    True Foxes

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    opossum

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