Bassariscus astutus (Ringtail)
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Habitat: Rocky or brushy places, and rough broken terrain.

Habits: Ringtails are active only at night and are very reclusive. They are omnivores, eating meat, including rats and mice, insects, and plant material. Young Ringtail kits are born three or four in a litter. They are very good climbers.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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