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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)
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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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Late Holocene diet of Bassariscus astutus in the Grand Canyon, Arizona.
Key words: Bassariscus astutus, California, Mephitis mephitis, Ringtail, scavenging, Stripped Skunk
Observers continually scanned the area adjacent to each side of the roadway to the extent of their vision using spotlights (100,000 cp) and recorded the total number of individuals observed of the following species: raccoon, ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), Virginia opossum (hereafter opossum; Didelphis virginiana), skunk (striped and hog-nosed [Conepatus mesoleucus] skunks were not differentiated), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), coyote (Canis latrans), bobcat (Lynx rufus), badger (Taxidea taxus), mink (Mustela vison), spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis and S.
Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) den and habitat use in Northwestern California.
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2009); Ictidomys mexicanus (Erxleben 1777) en Texcoco, Estado de Mexico; Sylvilagusfloridanus orizabae (Merriam, 1893) en Temamatla, Estado de Mexico; Bassariscus astutus Lichtenstein, 1832, Iztapalapa, D.F., Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus, 1758 en Chapultepec, D.
Bassariscus astutus.--The ringtail occurs throughout Texas, but records are more common in the east-central portion of the state (Davis & Schmidly 1994).
Other carnivores present include coyote (Canis iatrans), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), raccoon (Procyon lotor), bobcat (Lynx ritjus), ocelot (Leopardus pardahs), skunks (Mephitis macroura, Spilogale putorius, Conepatus rnesoleucus), ring-tatled cat (Bassariscus astutus), badger (Taxidea taxus), and river otter (Lontra iongicaudis) (Hall 1981).
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.
Bassariscus astutus. -- The ringtail occurs throughout Texas, but records are more common in the east-central portion of the state (Davis & Schmidly 1994).
in west central Texas, there are three species of skunks, as well as several other mesocarnivores, including raccoons (Procyon lotor), ringtails (Bassariscus astutus), and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), that occur sympatrically.