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ringtail

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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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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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A ringtail cat (above) keeps watch in Arizona's Coronado National Forest.
bat species (n=54), and 98 nonhuman terrestrial mammals (24 cats, 3 dogs, 5 cattle, 9 horses, 1 sheep, 1 llama, 42 foxes [grey, red, and kit], 1 raccoon, 1 ringtail cat, and 11 striped skunks), determined to have been infected by a bat rabies virus by using monoclonal antibody screening.
Stop and contemplate the flora and fauna--the gambel oak, wild rose bushes, Utah juniper, ringtail cats, cottontail rabbits, and coyotes--that have long been the centerpieces of diets, medicines, rituals, and stories in so many Southwestern cultures.