White-nosed coatis are highly adaptable, but basically inhabit subtropical/tropical dry high-altitude forests and grasslands, as well as moist lowland forests.
The white-nosed coati is highly adaptable but is basically a tropical woodland and open forest animal. It is rarely seen in open grassland or desert.
White-nosed coatis will occupy many different types of habitat and can be found in forests and grasslands. They inhabit subtropical/tropical dry high-altitude forests and grasslands, as well as moist lowland forests.
The white-nosed coati’s distribution in Arizona and New Mexico corresponds to that of Encinal and Mexican pine-oak woodland. In the south-western U.S.A., it is found in oak woodlands or hardwood riparian canyons over 1,400-2,300 meters. It is also occasionally seen in chaparral conifers. Many sightings have occurred in small isolated mountain ranges such as the Sierra Madre in Mexico and the Chiricahuas and Huachucas in the United States.
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• Sources | (Cuarón, Helgen, Reid, Pino, & González-Maya, 2016; Macdonald, 1995; Marceau, 2001)
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