Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766)

Álvarez-Córdova, Fernando & Fernández, Jesús A., 2021, Medium-sized and large mammals of the pine-oak forests and grasslands of the Rancho Experimental Teseachi in Chihuahua, Mexico, Check List 17 (2), pp. 669-681 : 678

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.669

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scientific name

Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766)

White-nosed Coati

Figure 3E

Material examined. MEXICO – Chihuahua • 4; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′18″N, 107°28′36″W; eleva- tion 2,121 m a.s.l.; 31 Mar. 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova; UACH-CF-8182-8185 GoogleMaps .

Identification. This is the only species of Nasua Storr, 1780 in Chihuahua. The face has a black mask with white markings around the eyes, and a distinctive long, pointed snout; the tail is ringed, long, and is held upright while walking ( Gompper 1995).

Distribution. Marginal in southwestern USA; through most of Mexico (except in the dry Mexican Plateau) to Central America and South America ( Colombia; Gompper 1995). Recorded habitats in Chihuahua are quebra- das and sierras.

Remarks. This species was only recorded at one sampling point in the study area. This species usually moves in groups and prefer harsh terrain such as gorges and forests ( Gompper 1995).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Procyonidae

Genus

Nasua