Taxonomic revision of the olingos
(Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito.
The Red Panda, Olingos
, Coatis, Raccoons, and their relatives: status survey and conservation action plan for procyonids and ailurids.
The newly-discovered racoon-like critter had to endure roughly 40 years of being set up by zoo officials with males of the similar olingos
, only for them to eventually realise they were not even the same species.
Olinguitos and olingos
look similar and belong to the same animal family.
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 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
Less well-documented is infection in procyonids other than raccoons (e.g., kinkajous [Potos flavus] [Figure 1], coatis [Nasua spp.], olingos
[Bassaricyon spp.], and ringtails [Bassariscus astutus]) and the potential for transmission from these species to humans.
and olinguitos look similar and belong to the same animal family.