thanks on Cacomisttles
dyanega at MONO.ICB.UFMG.BR
Thu Jan 29 14:20:38 CST 1998
>I would like to express my thanks for the help on the name of this animal,
>this was to a colleague that are in doubt on it.
You may have noticed that folks gave two different answers, though - there
are actually two species in the genus Bassariscus. The Ringtail (SW U.S.
and Mexico) is B. astuta, and the Central American Cacomistle is B.
sumichrasti. This may be why your colleague was in doubt.
Doug Yanega Depto. de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas,
Univ. Fed. de Minas Gerais, Cx.P. 486, 30.161-970 Belo Horizonte, MG BRAZIL
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