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Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti)
Cacomistle - taken in Escuintla, Guatemala.
Photograph by Autosafari. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
Cacomistle photographed at Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska
Photograph by Josh More. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
The Cacomistle related to the Raccoons. It is gray to brownish with a long bushy tail that is ringed with buff and black bands. The ears are pointed.
Head and body length: 38cm - 47cm. Tail length: 39cm - 53cm
Wet, evergreen tropical woodlands and mountain forests
The Cacomistle is omnivorous. Eats fruit, eggs, frogs, lizards, insects
A single young is born in a nest or den in a tree after a gestation period of 63 to 66 days. The young weighs about 25 grams at birth and can eat solid food at six to seven weeks. It is fully waned after three months.
southern Mexico to western Panama
Relatives in same Genus
Ringtail (B. astutus)