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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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1. another name for cacomistle
2. Austral any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing