They much resemble the kinkajou in external appearance, but the skull and teeth are more like those of Procyon and Nasua.
The kinkajou (Cercoleptes caudivolvulus) of Demerara belongs to this family.
This disposition of the generative parts is still further modified in a few animals, such as the Rat and the kinkajou.
It is also known as the aswail and the honey-bear, the last name being also given to the Malay bear and the kinkajou.
1796, from French (1670s), from an Algonquian word.