from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, nocturnal, chiefly arboreal mammal of the genus Bassaricyon native to Central and South America, resembling the kinkajou but having a nonprehensile tail.

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  • n. A small procyonid resembling the kinkajou, native to the rainforests of Central and South America.


American Spanish, howler monkey.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • As is the case with plants, the hotspot also holds a number of more widespread mammal species, including the jaguar (Panthera onca), Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii, EN), the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), and the olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii).

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Choc├│-Magdalena

  • Other mammals that have a restricted distribution include several opossums (Didelphis albiventris, Lutreolina crassicaudata, and Marmosa robinsoni), bats (Pteronotus davyi, Lonchorhina fernandezi, and Sturnira ludovici), an endemic olingo (Bassaricyon beddardi), and endemic rodents (Sciurus flammifer, Proechimys hoplomyoides, and Dasyprocta guamara).

    Guayanan Highlands moist forests


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