Bassariscus sumichrasti is found from southern Mexico to western Panama habitat of -B. sumichrasti,- though seasonally it will inhabit drier deciduous forests . Learn more about the Cacomistle – with amazing Cacomistle photos and facts on Arkive. Cacomistle – View amazing Cacomistle photos – Bassariscus sumichrasti – on Arkive.

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Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Views Read Edit View history. Bassariscus astutus Bassariscus sumichrasti. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Saharan striped polecat I. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Sunda stink badger M.

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Extant species of family Procyonidae. Civettictis African sumichrastti C. South American coati N. African wild dog L. Positive Humans hunt B. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

ADW: Bassariscus sumichrasti: INFORMATION

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Which ssumichrasti are on the road to recovery? California sea lion Z. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. This is especially true in Costa Ricawhere it inhabits only a very small area. The cacomistle inhabits the tropical forests of Central Americafrom south central Mexico to Panama.


Conservation Status Nowhere in its range is B. Which species are on bqssariscus road to recovery? South American fur seal A. The cacomistle and its close relative, the ringtailare the only living species of the subfamily Procyoninae and the genus Bassariscus.


Banded palm civet H. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The cacomistle can also be identified by its faded tail and the observation of ears that come to a point. After mating, the female cacomistle undergoes a gestation period of approximately two months before giving birth to a single offspring.

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Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Wet, evergreen tropical woodlands and mountain forests are the preferred habitat of – B. The cacomistle is often confused with its close relative the Ring-tailed cat Scientific name: Retrieved on 19 March from: Bassaricyon Olingos Eastern lowland olingo B.

South American sea lion O.

Procyon Cozumel raccoon P. Hose’s palm civet D.

Central American Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti), on mossy branch, Chiriquí, Panama, December

Small-toothed palm civet A. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Malabar large-spotted civet V.


Neither sex marks its territory. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Nocturnal and arboreal, – B. The lifespan of – B.

Arctonyx Hog badger A. Genetic studies have indicated that the closest relatives of Bassariscus are raccoons[1] [2] [3] from which they diverged about 10 million years ago. When the cub is three months old it is weaned, and then taught hunting and survival skills by its mother before going off to develop its own territory.

Feet have naked soles and nonretractile claws. Young open their eyes at 34 days, can eat solid food at six to seven weeks, are able to forage along with their mother at two months, and are weaned at three months. Malabar large-spotted civet V. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. He proposed the word “bassarisk” as the English term for animals in this genus.

African palm civet N. Coloring is buffed gray to brownish, with a tail ringed in buff and black bands. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Grzimek’s Encyclopedia of Mammals.