The result―the newest species of mammal known to science, the olinguito ( Bassaricyon neblina) (Photo by Mark Gurney). The olinguito. Genus: Bassaricyon Species: Bassaricyon neblina Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the. Genus, Bassaricyon. Species, Bassaricyon neblina. Taxon author, Kristofer M. Helgen, Roland Kays, Lauren Helgen, Mirian T. N. Tsuchiya.

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It has large eyes and thick, woolly orange-brown fur. Northern fur seal C. Helgen KM et al. Retrieved 23 May Bassaricyon Olingos Eastern lowland olingo B.

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Extant species of family Procyonidae. South American coati N. Large family listed below.

Steller sea lion E. What do we need to do to ensure its conservation? What else can we learn about its behavior? Family Canidae includes dogs. The team had a lucky break that started with a camcorder video.

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The olinguito is so far known only from cloud forest habitats in Colombia and Ecuador, but future investigations might show that it bassarocyon in similar habitats in other South American countries. The species name neblina is Spanish for fog or mist, referring to the cloud forest habitat of the olinguito. Masked palm civet P. Australian sea lion N.


African clawless otter A. South American fur seal A. Colombiaconservation biologyEcuadorendangered speciesmammalsNational Museum of Natural Historynew speciesSouth America. Small-toothed palm civet A. The Encyclopedia of Mammals Macdonald, D. Atilax Marsh mongoose A. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. And while misidentified, specimens have been in museums for more than years, and at least one olinguito from Colombia was exhibited in several zoos in the United States during the s and s.

Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. North American river otter L. The animal had previously been confused with its taxonomic cousins, the olingos.

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Since the natural habitat of the olinguito is at higher elevations, this means that its ” cloud forest habitat ” definitely needs to be protected in order to optimize this species’ probability of survival. How many countries does it live in? The team estimated that 42 percent of historic olinguito habitat has already been converted to agriculture or urban areas. African wild dog L.


Malabar large-spotted civet V. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. Bassaricyon neblina Helgen, [2]. New Zealand sea lion P. Cystophora Hooded seal C. What is Con Safos? The Olinguito, Bassaricyon neblinain the wild. The olinguito Bassaricyon neblina came close to being discovered several times during the past century and was even exhibited in zoos. New Salamander Species Discovered. Examining museum skins revealed that this new species was also smaller overall with a longer and denser coat; field records showed that it occurred in a unique area of the northern Andes Mountains at 5, to 9, feet above sea level — elevations much higher than the known species of olingo.

Saharan striped polecat I. On 22 May the International Institute for Species Exploration declared the olinguito as one of the “Top 10 New Species of ” among species discovered in The olinguito is smaller than the other species in the genus Bassaricyon. baesaricyon

Western mountain coati N. African striped weasel P.

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