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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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With more than thirty national parks, it is easy to encounter the many fascinating species living there, including native ones like tapirs, coatis, ocelots and capuchin moneys - however you don't see them solely in national parks and reserves but also when walking or driving around in towns and villages.
They may not have the bigger zoo animals but their lemurs, coatis and wildcats are every bit as fun to watch and learn about.
The aim of this study was to examine how biotic and abiotic features influence parasitological parameters of Acanthocephala found in brown-nosed coatis (Nasua nasua) and crab-eating foxes (Cerdocyon thous) in the Brazilian Pantanal.
This sprawling five-star all-inclusive hotel was refurbished last year, and the extensive gardens and established trees make it a very attractive place to stay - furry little racoon-like critters called coatis think so too.
Cats, rats and coatis (a type of South American raccoon) are the main hazard for the Juan Fernandez firecrown, a type of hummingbird found only in the islands, and whose eggs and chicks are easy prey.
Compared to a year earlier, native animals are 15 more, among which are small species of antelopes, deer, kangaroo, Egyptian vultures,A toucans, and South American coatis.
To determine the potential role of domestic and wild animals as a source of VACV infection for humans, we investigated VACV circulation among domestic dogs and wild coatis, animals that live at the intersection of urban and wild environments in Brazil.
Mae'r fets wedi cael galwad anarferol dros y diwrnodau diwethaf gyda chriw o coatis o Sw Borth yn creu pen tost i Iwan wrth iddynt geisio dianc!
Throughout the series, we also meet some traditional domestic pets and farm animals - as well as a few more exotic creatures such as geckos and coatis.
Home-range use by white-nosed coatis (Nasua narica): Limited water and a test of the resource dispersion hypothesis.