Eastern lowland olingo

From Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: Template:Taxobox/Error colour" | Eastern lowland olingo
Bassaricyon alleni.jpg
César M. Aguilar Photo, ZooKeys.
Yambrasbamba, Bongará, Amazonas, Peru.
Conservation status
colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: Template:Taxobox/Error colour" | Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae
Genus: Bassaricyon
Species: B. alleni
colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: Template:Taxobox/Error colour" | Binomial name
Bassaricyon alleni
Thomas, 1880
B-alleni map.jpg
Black points mark the range of B. alleni[2]
colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: Template:Taxobox/Error colour" | Synonyms

Bassaricyon beddardi Pocock, 1921
Bassaricyon medius siccatus Thomas 1927

The eastern lowland olingo (Bassaricyon alleni) is a species of olingo from South America, where it is known from the lowlands east of the Andes in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela.[1][3] It is the only olingo species found east of the Andes.[2] The Latin species name honors Joel Asaph Allen, the 123 who first described the genus Bassaricyon.[4]

Description[edit]

The eastern lowland olingo is smaller than the northern olingo, but larger than the recently described olinguito ("little olingo"), the most montane member of the genus.[2] It is larger than the western lowland olingo subspecies B. medius medius from west of the Andes, but about the same size as the B. m. orinomus subspecies from eastern Panama.[2] The pelage is slightly darker than the western species.[2]

It has a head-body length of 30 to 45 centimetres (12 to 18 in), with a tail length of 40 to 53 centimetres (16 to 21 in).[2] It weighs 1.1 to 1.5 kilograms (2.4 to 3.3 lb).[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

The closest relative of the eastern lowland olingo is the western lowland species, B. medius, from which it diverged about 1.3 million years ago.[2] 123123

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Template:IUCN2008
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 44: attempt to index a nil value.
  3. ^ Bassaricyon alleni - Allen's Olingo NatureServe.org
  4. ^ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Citation/CS1/Suggestions' not found.

Template:Carnivora-stub