ringtail

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ringtail

or

ring-tailed cat:

see cacomistlecacomistle
, small New World mammal, genus Bassaricus, related to the raccoon. There are two species, one found in Mexico and the SW United States, the other in Central America. The North American cacomistle, B.
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ringtail

[′riŋ‚tāl]
(vertebrate zoology)

ringtail

1. another name for cacomistle
2. Austral any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing
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arctos, brown bear x -- -- Procyonidae Bassariscus astutus, ringtail x -- -- Procycon lotor, raccoon x -- -- Mustelidae Gulo gulo, wolverine x -- -- Lontra canadensis, river otter x -- -- Martes americanus, marten x -- -- M.
Family Procyonidae Bassariscus astutus (Lichtenstein, 1830) Cacomistle, Ringtail
Up to 11 species of mammalian carnivores occur in forested ecosystems of Grand Canyon National Park: cougar Puma concolor, American black bear Ursus americanus, coyote Canis latrans, bobcat Lynx rufus, gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus, American badger Taxidea taxus, raccoon Procyon lotor, striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, western spotted skunk Spilogale gracilis, ringtail Bassariscus astutus, and long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata.
Los mamiferos medianos mas abundantes fueron Sciurus oculatus y Bassariscus astutus, hecho relevante en lo que respecta a S.
deppei Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus Cacomixtle Bassariscus astutus o B.