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White-nosed Coati
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Booklet data last updated on 11/30/2017
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Species ID 050165
Name White-nosed Coati
Other Common Names Coatimundi;Coati (Indian name);Pizote;El gato solo (Los gatos en familia);Chula;Chulo
Category 05 Mammals
Elcode AMAJE03010
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Order Carnivora
SubOrder Fissipedia
Family Procyonidae
Genus Nasua
Species narica
Subspecies molaris
Authority (Merriam)
Scientific Name Nasua narica
Account Type This account represents the entire species, including any and all subspecies recognized in the Southwest. There are no separate subspecies accounts relating to this species.
Taxonomic References 01, 02, 06, 16, 24, 26, 28
Comments on Taxonomy
The common Mexican coatimundi --Nasua nasua-- barely enters New Mexico, where it is rare and represented by but a single record *01*.

This species is also known as Coati (Indian name), Pizote, El gato solo (Los gatos en familia), Chula, and Chulo (Hass, 1997) *28*.

9/23/93 -- Species name changed to N. narica. Jones et al. (1992) have taken Decker's (1991) lead in recognizing the North American coati as distinctive from their close relatives of South America (N. nasua) *16*.

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