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Bushy-tailed Olingo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae
Genus: Bassaricyon
Species: B. gabbii
Binomial name
Bassaricyon gabbii
(J. A. Allen, 1876)

The Bushy-tailed Olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii), or Gabbi's Olingo or simply Olingo, was the first species of olingo to be discovered. Like other olingos, it is from Central and South America, where it is known from Nicaragua to Ecuador.[1] The body is colored brown or grey-brown and is darker at the center of the back. The underparts are lighter creamy. Ears are shorter and rounded and the tail is long, bushy and non-prehensile. Lets are short with short claws. The weight is usually 1.2-1.4 kg, length of head-body is 360-420 mm with a tail of 380-480 mm


  1. ^ a b Reid, F. & Helgen, K. (2008). Bassaricyon gabbii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 January 2009.


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