Cacomistles have a grey and dark brown coat on the body, while the tail is black with white stripes. The white stripes fade out towards the tip of the tail and end with solid black at the end. They are often misrecognized as the Ring-tailed cat due to their similar appearance, but they do not have retractable claws.
They generally populate the upper and middle levels of the canopy and seldom come down to the ground. Cacomistles are nocturnal, forage during nighttime, and consume foods such as insects, fruits, and small vertebrates such as amphibians, rodents, and reptiles. They eat a wide variety of food, and their food option often depends on availability.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No