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Title: Reassessment of the occurrence of the kinkajou (Potos flavus Schreber, 1774) and olingo (Bassaricyon beddardi Pocock, 1921) in the northern Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Sampaio, Ricardo Telles de Moreira
Silva, Maria Nazareth Ferreira da
Cohn-Haft, Mario
Keywords: Bassaricyon Beddardi
Bassaricyon Gabbii
Potos Flavus
Issue Date: 2011
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 46, Número 2, Pags. 85-90
Abstract: Brazil's only records of Pocock's olingo(Bassaricyon beddardi) are based on sightings from the northern most state of Roraima, where the similar kinkajou (Potos flavus)was reported as absent. Our recent field work in the region led to the collection of two specimens and several more observations of kinkajous and a complete lack of evidence of the presence of olingos. Further more, the name used locally to describe the nocturnal procyonids previously treated as olingos, gogó de sola, refers to the leathery bare throat patch that we believe to be a characteristic unique to kinkajous. Thus, we conclude that previous records of olingos in Roraima represent misidentifications of kinkajous and recommend that, until supported by aspecimen, B. beddardibe treatedas absent from Brazil. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/01650521.2011.572678
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