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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.]


n, pl -gos
(Animals) a small, nocturnal South American mammal, genus Bassaricyon family Procyonidae, with brownish fur and a long tail


(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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Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito.
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.
Olingos and olinguitos look similar and belong to the same animal family.