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15/08/2013 The Smithsonian announces the discovery of the olinguito

The olinguito is a mammal of the raccoon family Procyonidae that lives in montane forests in the Andes of western Colombia and Ecuador. The species was described as new in 2013. The species name neblina is Spanish for fog or mist, referring to the cloud forest habitat of the olinguito.


  • Essentials 

  • Olinguito 

  • Description 

  • Distribution and habitat 

  • Discovery 

  • Taxonomic evaluation