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From Spanish olingo + -ito (diminutive suffix).



olinguito (plural olinguitos)

  1. Bassaricyon neblina, a raccoon-like procyonid native to the Andean forests of Colombia and Ecuador.
    • 2013, August 15, "Smithsonian scientists discover new carnivore: the olinguito", Smithsonian Science
      “The discovery of the olinguito shows us that the world is not yet completely explored, its most basic secrets not yet revealed,”
    • 2013, August 16, Philip Hoare, "The olinguito isn't new – it was with us all along. Let's hope it stays that way", The Guardian:
      Welcome to the world, olinguito, the first new carnivore to be discovered in the western hemisphere for 35 years.
    • 2013, Christine Dell'Amore, "New Carnivore Revealed: Photos of the Olinguito and its Kin", National Geographic:
      A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear, the olinguito (pictured) is the first carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.
    • 2013, Bryan Walsh, "Hola, Olinguito! The Smithsonian Discovers a New Mammal", Time Magazine:
      Today Smithsonian scientists announced that they had discovered a new species of mammal: the raccoon-like olinguito.
    • 2014, March 6, Joseph Stromberg, "On the Trail of Florida's Bigfoot—the Skunk Ape", Smithsonian Magazine
      Perhaps the most well-known of these is the olinguito—the first new carnivore discovered in the Americas in 35 years—which was announced in August 2013.
    • 2014, David Wallis, "Golden Age of Discovery ... Down in the Basements", The New York Times (20/3/2014), p. F2
      After a decade of additional research, Mr. Helgen announced in 2013 the finding of the new species, which he named the olinguito.
    • 2014, July 24, Surbhi Chawla, "Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, It's a New Species of Fish!", Gizmodo India:
      Just last year, the Olinguito, a mammal from the raccoon family, was discovered in the forests of the Andes of western Colombia and Ecuador.
    • 2014, August 15, "Crowdsourcing the Olinguito", Smithsonian Science
      One year ago, the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) stepped out of the forest shadows into the spotlight and onto the pages of science
    • 2014, August 19, Jeffrey Brown, "'Crowd-sourced' Science Sheds New Light on New Mammal Olinguito", PBS Newshour [1]
      In the year since the announcement, the olinguito has gone from literal unknown to being surprisingly well-documented through photos and videos shot by amateur naturalists, bird watchers, and others, a kind of crowd-sourced science.
    • 2014 September 1, Andrew Theitic, The Witches' Almanac, number 34, Spring 2015-Spring 2016: 
      First, a brand new species of mammal, considered the holy grail of the discipline, was found hiding in plain sight: the olinguito, smallest member of the raccoon family, has been around for decades, but was mistaken for its more substantial cousin, the olingo.


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olinguito m (plural olinguiti)

  1. olinguito