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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, 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.
    • 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