White-Nosed Coati

White-Nosed Coati

The white-nosed coati’s coat color and muzzle markings are the only physical characteristics dissimilar from its relatives the South American and Western mountain coatis.

The white-nosed coati’s coat color and muzzle markings are the only physical characteristics dissimilar from its relatives the South American coati (Nasua nasua) and the Western mountain coati (Nasuella olivacea).

The white-nosed coati is a grayish brown with silver grizzling on the sides of the arms. The face has a white band near the end of the nose. There is a white spot above and below each eye as well as on each cheek. Touches of white are also present on the underside of the throat and belly.


Image | ©️ Art G., Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Grzimek, 1990; Macdonald, 1995; Marceau, 2001; Nowak, 1999)

 

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