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coatimundi (kōät´ēmŭn´dē, –mŏŏn´–) or coati (kōät´ē), omnivore of North and South America related to the raccoon. The coatimundi has a long snout, an elongated body, and a long bushy tail banded with dark rings. The coat color varies from yellowish brown or reddish brown to black. The males are significantly larger than the females and may be more than 50 in. (127 cm) long and may weigh up to 25 lb (11 kg). Active both day and night, the coati is a forest dweller and an agile tree climber. It eats lizards, birds, and fruit and uses its long mobile snout to grub for insects and roots. On the ground, its short forelegs give it a bearlike gait as it lumbers along with its tail erect. Females and their young travel in bands, but males are solitary (known as "coatimundis" ) and join the band only in the mating season. The young, typically four to six in number, are born following a gestation period of about seventy-seven days. The species Nasua narica is native to SW United States. N. nasua, the ring-tailed coatimundi, is a related species that ranges from Mexico to Peru. Coatis are often raised as pets in Mexico. They are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Procyonidae.

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coati

co·a·ti / kōˈätē/ (also coatimundi / kōˌätiˈməndē/ ) • n. (pl. coatis, coatimundis) a mammal (genera Nasua and Nasuella) of the raccoon family found mainly in Central and South America, with a long, flexible snout and a ringed tail.

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coati

coati (coatimundi) Three species of raccoon-like rodents of the sw USA and South America. Most have long, slender reddish-brown to black bodies with tapering snouts and long ringed tails. Length: 67cm (26in); weight: 11.3kg (25lb). Family Procyonidae; genus Nasua.

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coati

coati Amer. mammal resembling civet and racoon. XVII. — Tupi coati, coatim, f. cua cincture + tim nose.

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coati

coati See PROCYONIDAE.

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coati

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