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A small nocturnal mammal related to the kinkajou and the raccoon, living in tropical Central and South American rainforests.
- ‘Roland Kays, curator of mammals at New York State Museum in Albany, studied two nocturnal raccoon relatives, kinkajous and olingos, at STRI in Panama.’
- ‘Within 10 million years of that event the procyonid group split into Old World procyondis represented today by the red panda and the New World procyonids (for example, raccoons, coatis, olingos, kinkajous).’
1920s: via American Spanish from Mayan.
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