ringtail(redirected from ringtails)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.
Related to ringtails: Bassariscus astutus
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.
..... Click the link for more information. .
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. another name for cacomistle
2. Austral any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005