Sinonimi: coati-mondi | coati-mundi | coon cat | Nasua narica
ETYM From the native name: cf. French coati.
Or coatimundi; Any of several species of carnivores of the genus Nasua, in the same family, Procyonidae, as the raccoons. A coati is a good climber and has long claws, a long tail, a good sense of smell, and a long, flexible piglike snout used for digging. Coatis live in packs in the forests of South and Central America.
The common coati Nasua nasua of South America is about 60 cm/2 ft long, with a tail about the same length.
Omnivorous mammal of Central and South America; SYN. coati-mondi, coati-mundi, coon cat, Nasua narica.
Raccoonlike animal of S and Central American.