Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53963

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Procyonidae
Genus:Nasua
Genus species:Nasua narica

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:80-130 cm
Weight:3.5-5.6 kg
Identification:The white-nosed coatimundi is gray or brown in color with silvery arms, a white band on its muzzle, and white spots on its throat, belly, feet, and tail. Its tail and snout are long.
Habitat:Dry oak forests, tropical lowlands, grasslands, forest edges
Diet:Carnivore: beetles, grubs, spiders, termites, centipedes, crabs, lizards, mice, frogs, turtles
Reproduction:The gestation period of coatis is 77 days long. The female gives birth to her 3-5 young separate from the group.
Males are solitary, while females and their young form groups of 5-12 individuals. Males join these groups during the breeding season.
Behavior:The coati is mainly a diurnal species. It is both terrestrial and arboreal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Coatimundi is a South American term for a lone male. Sometimes this name is used to describe a group instead of the proper name coati.

Other Information

Geographic:Central America
Southern North America
Date:1967-03 Subjects:White-nosed coatimundi
raccoon
Coatis
Procyonidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals