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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tularensis-positive samples were obtained from ringtail possums found in the Sydney north shore area and were associated with 2 separate mass mortality events in May 2002 (sample 7) and August 2003 (sample 2).
Six species were then introduced into the sanctuary, all of which used to be native to the area--the woylie, the southern brown bandicoot, the tammar wallaby, the ringtail possum, the numbat and the quokka.
We aren't allowed to approach them, of course, or touch them our-selves--although it is OK if a lemur touches you, which is why 1 can report that they have tickly hands and wet noses just like dogs--and when a crew of ringtails approaches we all have to stand back like chastened paparazzi to allow the VIPs to pass unhindered.
But some small business contenders, like Ringtail CEO Jeff Carpenter, said their experience at NIE 12.
Up to 564 cat attack cases on ringtail possums have been reported in the last year alone, making up the biggest part of total cat attacks on wildlife.
Five species, blacktail jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), eastern hognose skunk (Conepatus leuconotus), coyote (Canis latrans) and fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens), are western, and six, armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Baird's pocket gopher (Geomys bursairus), hispid pocket mouse (Perognathus hispidus), pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori), jaguar (Felis onca) and ocelot (Felis pardalis) are central.
miles far up Better still, if you prefer your animals sweet and cuddly, the state mammal's a little fluffball highway for called a Ringtail.
Rusty the ringtail possum needs to find a new home because he has grown so much and the younger possums in the family need more room.
The inside diameter of the tube fits the ringtail projection of the Rapine bullet perfectly.
Repeated visits to a local forest over a number of years has revealed that small old trees harbour populations of native animals including Sugar Gliders, Tuans, Yellow-footed Antechinus, Echidnas, Ringtail Possums and Brushtail Possums.
2002), and even ringtail (Morales Hernandez 1997) are commonly reported in studies of Barn Owl diet, but these items are scarce.
Sterelny offers a hypothetical, initially isolated population of ringtail possums the average weight of which is two kilograms.