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Chapalmalania, illustration. This extinct prehistoric panda-like mammal is an example of a procyonid, a group of animals that includes racoons. Chapalmalania lived from 3.6 to 3 million years ago during the Late Pliocene. It reached body lengths of around 1.5 metres. It was probably omnivorous. Its fossils have been found in South America.
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