Olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii)

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Olingo
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
CONCERN

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  • Typically feeding on fruit and flowers, the olingo has also been known to consume insects and small vertebrates.
  • The olingo is often confused with the closely related kinkajou, due to its similar appearance and behaviour.
  • A tree dwelling species, the olingo is believed to be most active at night.
  • The olingo can be found in Central and South America.
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Olingo description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyProcyonidae
GenusBassaricyon (1)

Information on the olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
bushy-tailed olingo.
French
Cataquil.
Spanish
Chosna Pericote, Cuchumbi, Lingo, Olingo De Occidente.
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Olingo status

The olingo is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix III of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (July, 2011)
    http://www.cites.org/
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Olingo

© Patrick C. Young

Patrick C. Young
pat.young@utoronto.ca

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