[ oh-ling-gwee-toh ]
/ ˌoʊ lɪŋˈgwi toʊ /
noun, plural o·lin·gui·tos.
a small mammal of the raccoon family, Bassaricyon neblina, resembling a long-tailed, slender domestic cat with a bearlike face, inhabiting the mountainous forests of Ecuador and Colombia: its identification in 2013 marked the Western Hemisphere’s first new carnivorous mammal species since 1978.
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Also called kitty bear.
Origin of olinguito
Fist recorded in 2013; from Spanish: literally, “little olingo,” equivalent to olingo + -ito diminutive suffix
Words nearby olinguito
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