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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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In Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula an overpopulation of Common Ringtail Possum is responsible for an ongoing and unprecedented epidemic of eucalypt tree death.
A Ringtail discovered the carcass on 23 February 2011, and actively fed on the carcass for the duration of a 30 s video.
Ringtailed males have scent glands on their genitals, shoulders, and wrists, each of which produces different smells.
It also includes several stories from the ancestors about how animals have come to be as they are today, such as how the ringtail once lived under water but came to live on land (p.61) or why the striped possum is the only animal with long grub-winkling claws (p.
The fossil accumulation represents prey recovered from generations of ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) dung.
However, at the county and local level, ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), and skunks (Mephitis mephitis and Conepatus mesoleucus) also exhibited significant trends in abundance.
We have volunteers that come in everyday to clean the cages, and there is a lot of foliage that needs to be cut for the ringtails."
We examined intraspecific variation in susceptibility to herbivory by common ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) for two species of Eucalyptus, (E.
`Among every eucalypt species we've looked at now for both koalas and ringtails, there are individuals that are highly palatable and those which are poorly palatable, and a whole range in between,' he says.
A full tally would include, among others, several alligators, bats, and crows, many laughing gulls and ravens, a brace of pronghorn antelope, a quanta of ringtails, magpies, owls, and turtles, and a Polynesian rat.
The mix of desert predators and prey also includes bobcats and the big-eared, reddish brown caracal from North Africa, as well as badgers and ringtails.