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A small nocturnal tree-dwelling mammal living in cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador. First described in 2013, it is the smallest member of the raccoon family.
- ‘The first clue came from the olinguito's teeth and skull, which were smaller and differently shaped than those of olingos.’
- ‘At least one olinguito from Colombia was exhibited in several US zoos during the 1960s and 1970s, the researchers said.’
- ‘A decade ago, Helgen and his team began the search for the olinguito and their journey took them to South America.’
- ‘In the world of entomology this new species can be only compared in its rare characteristics to the Olinguito.’
- ‘The olinguito is mostly active at night, eats fruit as well as meat, rarely leaves the trees, and has one offspring at a time.’
Early 21st century: diminutive of olingo.
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