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Nasua nasua (South American Coati; coati)

Wikipedia Abstract

The South American coati, or ring-tailed coati (Nasua nasua), is a species of coati from tropical and subtropical South America. In Brazilian Portuguese it is known as quati. Weight in this species is 2–7.2 kg (4.4–15.9 lb) and total length is 85–113 cm (33–44 in), half of that being its tail. Its color is highly variable and the rings on the tail may be quite weak, but it lacks the largely white muzzle ("nose") of its northern cousin, the white-nosed coati.
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Nasua nasua aricana (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua boliviensis (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua candace (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua cinerascens (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua dorsalis (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua manium (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua molaris
Nasua nasua montana (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua nasua (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua quichua (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua solitaria (Brown-nosed coati)
Nasua nasua spadicea
Nasua nasua vittata (Brown-nosed coati)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.47
EDGE Score: 2.6


Adult Weight [1]  10.472 lbs (4.75 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  140 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Endothermic [2]  20 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Scansorial [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Gestation [1]  73 days
Litter Size [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years
Weaning [1]  86 days


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)[9]
Panthera onca (Jaguar)[3]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[3]
Puma yagouaroundi (Jaguarundi)[3]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


South America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
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2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nasua nasua, Matthew E. Gompper and Denise M. Decker, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 580, pp. 1-9 (1998)
4Cratogeomys neglectus, Livia León, Tiberio C. Monterrubio, and Mark S. Hafner, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 685, pp. 1–4 (2001)
5Dinomys branickii, Teresa G. White and Michael S. Alberico, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 410, pp. 1-5 (1992)
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
7A Meeting of Opportunists: Birds and Other Visitors to Mabea fistulifera (Euphorbiaceae) Inflorescences, Fábio Olmos and Ricardo L. P. Boulhosa, Ararajuba 8 (2): 93-98 (2000)
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Leopardus pardalis, Julie L. Murray and Gregory L. Gardner, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 548, pp. 1-10 (1997)
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
11International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License