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ring·tail

 (rĭng′tāl′)
n.
A small raccoonlike mammal (Bassariscus astutus) of the order Carnivora, inhabiting southwestern North America and having grayish or brownish fur and a black-banded tail.

ringtail

(ˈrɪŋˌteɪl)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: ring-tailed cat another name for cacomistle
2. (Animals) Also called: ringtail possum Austral any of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing

ring•tail

(ˈrɪŋˌteɪl)

n.
1. any phalanger of the genus Pseudocheirus, having the prehensile tail curled into a ring.
adj.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringtail - raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white ringsringtail - raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
2.ringtail - North American raccoonringtail - North American raccoon    
racoon, raccoon - an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
3.ringtail - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowlringtail - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
Cebus, genus Cebus - type genus of the Cebidae
4.ringtail - an immature golden eagle
Aquila chrysaetos, golden eagle - large eagle of mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere having a golden-brown head and neck
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The male with its grey, almost silver plumage and wings tipped with black and the brown female - the ringtail - are both recognised by the prominent white flash above the tail.
The State Parliament (15 May 2019) approved the upgrade of nearly 360 hectares of the Yurol and Ringtail State forests which will be dedicated as national park following final approval from the Governor-in-Council.
Ringtail cats, mountain lions and mule deer also inspire awe.
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They then found ringtail possums in affected areas excreted the bacteria in their faeces.
NGC 4038/NGC 4039 in Corvus, also known as the Antennae Galaxies or the Ringtail Galaxy, is a striking example of a pair of merging disk galaxies undergoing a massive outburst of star formation.
Translocation outcomes for the western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) in the presence of the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula): Health, survivorship and habitat use.--PhD thesis, Murdoch Univ.
| RSPB Conwy: Two Scaup, a Firecrest and a Water Pipit are present, and last week a ringtail Hen Harrier regularly hunted over the lagoons.
However, in 2011, a case of ulceroglandular tularemia was reported in an adult bitten by a wild ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) in western Tasmania, Australia (8).
Predators and Human Disturbance-On 3 July 2001, we observed fresh scat of a carnivore (likely a ringtail [Bassariscus astutus] or northern raccoon [Procyon lotor]) along Left Hand Tunnel, 0.53 km from the maternity roost of M.
Long-tailed Weasel (Mustek frenata) and Ringtail Cat (Bassariscus astutus) were detected least (Table 1).