ringtail

(redirected from Bassariscus astutus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ringtail

a disease of mice, rats and hamsters; caused by low humidity and high temperatures in the environment. The tail swells and becomes annulated as a result of constrictions along its length. It eventually becomes gangrenous and drops off. The feet may also be swollen and reddened.
References in periodicals archive ?
Four species of carnivores show a primarily Nearctic affinity: Lynx rufus, Canis latrans, Taxidea taxus, and Bassariscus astutus.
Ba, Be X Myotis velifer LC E Ba, Be X Urocyon cinereoargentus LC E Ba, Baq, Be, Bj Lynx rufus LC E Ba * Mustela frenata LC E Ba Conepatus leuconotus LC D Baq Mepthitis macroura LC A Ba * Spilogale gracilis LC D Ba * X Bassariscus astutus LC ?
Con base en los registros que se tienen de la parte alta del norte de Morelos y sur del Estado de Mexico, que colindan con el Distrito Federal y que comparten el mismo tipo de vegetacion, se considera que en la delegacion Milpa Alta es posible que se encuentren o hayan existido recientemente las siguientes especies: Sorex saussurei, Natalus stramineus, Lasiurus xanthinus, Sylvilagus cunicularius, Peromyscus hylocetes, Sigmodon leucotis, Bassariscus astutus, Taxidea taxus.
Fur prices during that season for primarily sought species (raccoon, Procyon lotor, ringtail, Bassariscus astutus, red fox, Vulpes vulpes, gray fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, and bobcat, Felis rufus) declined 29 percent relative to average prices of the previous three years (Perkins, 1989).