Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 945

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D773-BD69-FF58-F8601E51F979

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766)
status

 

Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766)  

Figure 2D

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park; stations ID 1–7,

12, 17, 19, 21–22 ( Table 3); first capture on 18 June 2016; camera trap photos.

Identification. The White-nosed Coati has a dark coat overall with some light frosting on the shoulders. The most distinct features are the long muzzle and tail. The tail has a variable ring pattern and is often held vertically ( Wainwright and Arias 2007). This is the only species of Coati in Costa Rica.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Procyonidae

Genus

Nasua