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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Procyoninae — the coatis.


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  • Rodents Thomomasomy spp. are highly evident and there are also opossum Didelphis marsupialis and coati Nasua nausua.

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • Jaguar (Pantera onca), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi) and coati (Nasua narica) are some unique yet locally or widely threatened mammal species of this ecoregion.

    Veracruz moist forests

  • Fauna recorded within the park include giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis (V), La Plata otter Lutra platensis, coatimundi Nasua nasua, ocelot Felis pardalis, jaguar Panthera onca, puma Felis concolor, margay Leopardus wiedii, brocket deer Mazama rufina (LR) and American tapir Tapirus terrestris (LR).

    Iguacu National Park, Brazil

  • By the scientists of the world he is addressed as _Nasua nasua nasua_ -- which lays itself open to the twin ambiguity of stuttering Latin, or the echoes of a Princetonian football yell.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • With a disposition so restless and enterprising, and with such vigor of body and mind, I count it strange that the genus _Nasua_ has not spread all over our south-eastern states, where it is surely fitted to exist in a state of nature even more successfully than the raccoon or opossum.

    The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals A Book of Personal Observations

  • I do not recall one that was as quiet and phlegmatic as the raccoon, the nearest relative of _Nasua_.

    The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals A Book of Personal Observations

  • There were two kinds of _coatí_ or _guatí_, viz. the _coatí de mundeo_ (_Nasua solitaria_), and the _coatí de bando_ (_Nasua socialis_).

    Across Unknown South America

  • Coatis (_Nasua_), Kinkajous (_Cercoleptes_), and the Cacomixle

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • (Nasua fusca, Desm.), a raccoon-like animal, that ascends all the small trees, searching for birds 'nests and fruits.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • In terms of the fauna, the Balsas dry forest is considered as a zone with high mammalian diversity and includes the Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi), coati (Nasua narica), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu), jaguar (Pantera onca), coyote (Canis latrans), grey fox (Urocyn cinereoargenteus), and silky pocket mouse (Perognathus flavus).

    Balsas dry forests


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