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coatimundi

(kōät'ēmŭn`dē, –mo͝on`–) or

coati

(kōät`ē), omnivore of North and South America related to the raccoonraccoon,
nocturnal New World mammal of the genus Procyon. The common raccoon of North America, Procyon lotor, also called coon, is found from S Canada to South America, except in parts of the Rocky Mts. and in deserts.
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. The coatimundi has a long snout, an elongated body, and a long bushy tail banded with dark rings. The coat color varies from yellowish brown or reddish brown to black. The males are significantly larger than the females and may be more than 50 in. (127 cm) long and may weigh up to 25 lb (11 kg). Active both day and night, the coati is a forest dweller and an agile tree climber. It eats lizards, birds, and fruit and uses its long mobile snout to grub for insects and roots. On the ground, its short forelegs give it a bearlike gait as it lumbers along with its tail erect. Females and their young travel in bands, but males are solitary (known as "coatimundis") and join the band only in the mating season. The young, typically four to six in number, are born following a gestation period of about seventy-seven days. The species Nasua narica is native to SW United States. N. nasua, the ring-tailed coatimundi, is a related species that ranges from Mexico to Peru. Coatis are often raised as pets in Mexico. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Procyonidae.
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2010: Density, habitat selection and observations of South American coati Nasua nasua in the central region of the Brazilian Pantanal wetland.
Taxonomical data of the evaluated animals, including the species home range, sex, evaluated tissues, and RLEP-PCR results Order Family Species Cerdocyon thous Canidae Carnivora Gallictis vittata Procyonidae Procyon cancrivorus Didelphimorphia Didelphidae Didelphis albiventris Rodentia Cavidae Cavia aperea Erethizontidae Sphiggurus spinosus Carnivora Procyonidae Nasua nasua Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus Cingulata (Superorder Xenartha) Euphractidae Euphractus sexcinctus Priodontidae Cabassous tatouay Cabassous unicinctus Home Order range * (ha) Animal Sex 0.
de individuos Machos Hembras Canidae Lycalopex culpaeus Zorro andino 2 1 Lycalopex sechurae Zorro costeno 4 1 Ursidae Tremarctos ornatus Oso de anteojos 3 4 Ursus arctos arctos Oso pardo 1 1 Ursus americanus Oso negro 1 1 americano Procyonidae Nasua nasua Coati 1 1 Potos flavus Chosna 1 7 Mustelidae Lontra longicaudis Nutria de rio -- 1 Felidae Leopardus pardalis Tigrillo 2 -- Leopardus tigrinus Oncilla 1 2 Leopardus wiedii Margay 2 -- Leopardus colocolo Gato del 1 1 pajonal Panthera onca Otorongo 1 4 Puma concolor Puma 2 1 Panthera leo Leon 6 3 Panthera tigris Tigre 1 2 Otariidae Otaria flavescens Lobo chusco 1 2 Cuadro 2.
Former records of this species include host as Nasua nasua, tapirs, deer and the porcupine Coendou rothschildi (5, 9).
positive samples Species tested 20 40 80 160 320 Cebus apella 269 2 24 36 4 2 Allouata caraya 27 3 5 5 0 0 Nasua nasua 12 0 2 0 0 0 Dasyprocta sp.
The tracks of the coatis, Nasua nasua and Nasuella olivacea, were pooled due to their similarity in shape.
Lo mismo ocurre para especies como Lagothrix lagothricha, Panthera onca, Tremarctos ornatus, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Lontra longicaudis, Speothos venaticus, Nasua nasua, Priodontes maximus, Puma concolor y Herpailurus yaguaroundi; cuya presencia es casi nula dentro de la comunidad, habiendose registrado cada especie de manera indirecta o como registro de caza a lo largo de todo el ano y solo en las regiones Central y Sur.
yagouaroundi) se obtuvieron entre 11 y 30 registros; y para 12 especies (Cerdocyon thous, Dasyprocta punctata, Didelphis albiventris, Eira barbara, Euphractus sexcinctus, Leopardus pardalis, Mazama gouazoubira, Nasua nasua, Pecari tajacu, Procyon cancrivorus, Tapirus terrestris y Sylvilagus brasiliensis) se obtuvieron mas de 30 registros (Tabla 2).
Cuvier, 1825) Mustelidae 129 Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818) 130 Pteronura brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1788) 131 Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758) 132 Galictis vittata (Schreber, 1776) Procyonidae 133 Bassaricyon alleni Thomas, 1880 134 Nasua nasua (Linnaeus, 1766) 135 Potos flavus (Schreber, 1774) 136 Procyon cancrivorus (G.