Main Characteristics: Cacomistles have a body length between 38 and 47 cms (15 - 18.5 inches), a tail length between 39 and 53 cms (15.4 - 21 inches) and they weigh between 0.8 and 1 kgs (1.8 - 2.2 lbs).
They are buff/grey to brown in colour with a distinctive tail that is ringed in black and buff bands.
Habitat: Cacomistles can be found in the mountain forests and wet tropical woodlands of central and southern America from southern Mexico to western Panama.
Diet: Cacomistles are omnivores and they feed upon small rodents, birds, lizards, frogs, insects, eggs and fruits.
Breeding: After a gestation period of 63 - 66 days, Cacomistles give birth to a single youngster.
Predators: Predators of Cacomistles include birds of prey, Ocelots, tayras, large snakes and humans.
Subspecies: Subspecies of the Cacomistle are: Bassariscus sumichrasti latrans Bassariscus sumichrasti notinus Bassariscus sumichrasti oaxacensis Bassariscus sumichrasti sumichrasti Bassariscus sumichrasti variabilis
|Latin Name||Bassariscus sumichrasti|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Location||Central & South America|
|Length||38 - 47 cms (15 - 18.5 inches)|
|Tail||39 - 53 cms (15.4 - 21 inches)|
|Weight||0.8 - 1 Kgs (1.8 - 2.2 lbs)|
Up to 23 Yrs (in Captivity)