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n. pl. coati or co·a·tis
Any of several omnivorous mammals of the genera Nasua and Nasuella of South and Central America and the southwest United States, having a dark or rust coat, a long flexible snout, and a ringed tail.

[Spanish coatí and Portuguese coati, from Tupí : cua, belt + tim, nose.]


(kəʊˈɑːtɪ) ,




n, pl -tis or -dis
(Animals) any omnivorous mammal of the genera Nasua and Nasuella, of Central and South America: family Procyonidae, order Carnivora (carnivores). They are related to but larger than the raccoons, having a long flexible snout and a brindled coat
[C17: from Portuguese coatì, from Tupi, literally: belt-nosed, from cua belt + tim nose]


(koʊˈɑ ti)

n., pl. -tis.
a raccoonlike carnivore of the genus Nasua, of the New World tropics, with a ringed tail and a narrow, flexible snout.
Also called co•a•ti-mon•di, co•a•ti-mun•di (koʊˈɑ tiˈmʌn di)
[1670–80; < Portuguese < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coati - omnivorous mammal of Central America and South Americacoati - omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
genus Nasua, Nasua - coatis
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When a family of long-snouted coatis (related to raccoons) emerged from the nearby forest and clambered onto the porch at Buenaventura searching for a snack, it was clear that we had arrived in an Ecuadorean nature nirvana.
Although individuals are seen, coatis usually run in troops, sometimes up to 30.
ADI President Jan Creamer said: "The gruelling 15-hour relocation operation began at 2am and we raced against a tight schedule to catch and load the monkeys, coatis and kinkajous into their travel crates.
Eight species are used as a complement of the diet, especially medium- and large-size species, such as deer, javelinas, rabbits, and coatis.
From the camera traps, we detected an additional nine species of medium and large mammals within coffee farms, including agoutis, possums, deer, raccoons, fox, coatis and armadillos.
South American Coatis, members of raccoon family, trying to make a living like the rest of us, flash their long tails in the hope that the tourists will offer them some food.
Washington, August 16 ( ANI ): Olinguito, which looks like a cross between house cat and a teddy bear, is the latest scientifically documented member of the family Procyonidae, which it shares with raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos.
The woolly-furred olinguito, which weighs 2lb, is related to raccoons and coatis and lives in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador.
The woolly-furred olinguito is related to raccoons and coatis and lives in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador.