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n. pl. o·lin·gos
Any of several small, nocturnal, chiefly arboreal mammals of the genus Bassaricyon of Central and South America, having a pointed snout and a long bushy tail.

[American Spanish, howler monkey.]
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n, pl -gos
(Animals) a small, nocturnal South American mammal, genus Bassaricyon family Procyonidae, with brownish fur and a long tail
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(oʊˈlɪŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -gos.
any tropical American mammal of the genus Bassaricyon, with large eyes and a long, ringed tail.
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Reporting by Allan Olingo, Antony Kitimo and Lucy Mkanyika
While Otieno was in his mission of "naysaying" our Initiative, Allan Olingo of the Business Daily on the same day had an enlightening article discussing "collapsed railway, hyacinth conspire to sink Kisumu port." Rather than whine and complain about what has happened in the past, Olingo was informative and factual in his story, giving data on how maritime transport has declined over time and proposing what needs to be done to revive it.
En marge de la nouvelle edition du festival Ecrans noirs de Yaounde, nous avons pose trois questions a Jean-Marie Mollo Olingo, journaliste et critique de cinema, auteur notamment d'un livre d'initiation a la critique cinematographique.
The olinguito looks like an olingo, except it's not as large and has thicker fur, a different tooth pattern and smaller ears - cuter, in other words.
Examining museum skins revealed that this new species was also smaller overall with a longer and denser coat; field records showed that it occurred in a unique area of the northern Andes Mountains at 5,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level, elevations much higher than the known species of olingo.
But for more than a century it was mistaken for its larger close cousin, the olingo.
For more than a century it was mistaken for its larger close cousin, the olingo. But an examination of the skull, teeth and skin of museum specimens has now confirmed that it is a different species - the first New World carnivore to be identified in 35 years.
The zoo's little critter, named Ringerl, was mistaken for a sister species, the olingo. Ringerl was shipped from zoo to zoo from 1967 to 1976: Louisville, Ky., Tucson, Ariz., Salt Lake City, Washington and New York City to try to get it to breed with other olingos.
It took 10 years to discover the olinguito, which began with the team completing a comprehensive study of the olingo family.
In addition to raccoons, adult BP have been described in a kinkajou from Colombia and in another procyonid, the bushy-tailed olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii) (4).
Geoffroy Yahuarundi, Matsonsori Saint-Hilaire) Panthera onca (Linnaeus) Jaguar, Otorongo Canidae Atelocynus microtis (Sclater) Zorro negro orejicorto, Perro de monte Speothos venaticus (Lund) Perro de monte, Perro de bosque Mustelidae Lontra longicaudis (Olfers) Lobo pequeno de rio, Nutria Pteronura brasiliensis (Gmelin) Lobo grande de rio, Nutria grande Eira barbara (Linnaeus) Tejon, Manco Galictis vittata (Schreber) Huron grande, Grison Mustela africana (Desmarest) Comadreja rayada, Comadreja amazonica Procyonidae Bassaricyon alleni (Thomas) Olingo, Chosna pericote Nasua nasua (Linnaeus) Coati de cola anillada, Mishasho Potos flavus (Schreber) Chosna, Cuchumli Procyon cancrivorus (G.
De estas el mono ardilla (Saimiri oerstedii), el danta (Tapirus bairdii) y el conejo (Sylvilagus dicei) son consideradas en peligro de extincion (EN); el oso caballo (Myrmecophaga tridactila) y el zorro (Caluromys derbianus) son vulnerables (V); el zorro de agua (Chironectes minimus), el olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii) y el cacomixtle (Bassariscus sumichrasti) se consideran como de bajo riesgo (LR/nt).