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Definition of the noun ringtail

What does ringtail mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ringtails

  1. raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings
  2. North American raccoon
  3. monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
  4. an immature golden eagle
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: Aquila chrysaetos / golden eagle = large eagle of mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere having a golden-brown head and neck

Alternative definition of the noun ringtail


  1. A ring-tailed animal, notably
  2. The capuchin monkey
  3. A raccoon
  4. The cacomistle, a small carnivorous mammal, Bassariscus astutus, somewhat like a raccoon, native to the southwestern United States


Ringtail, also known as tail necrosis, is an epidermal disease that may occur in rats, mice, hamsters and other rodents. In affected individuals, the tail swells as a consequence of annular constrictions along its length and subsequent dehydration; in the most severe cases, the process may end up in the tail becoming gangrenous and dropping off. Feet may also swell and redden.

Phrases with Ringtail

Phrases starting with the word Ringtail:

  1. Ringtail Wrasse
  2. Ringtail Snailfish
  3. Ringtail Salamander

Phrases ending with the word Ringtail:

  1. Green Ringtail
  2. Pygmy Ringtail
  3. Common Ringtail
  4. Dashed Ringtail
  5. Masked Ringtail
  6. Coppery Ringtail
  7. Eastern Ringtail
  8. Lowland Ringtail
  9. Painted Ringtail
  10. Serpent Ringtail
  11. Weyland Ringtail
  12. Vogelkop Ringtail
  13. Cinereous Ringtail
  14. Reclusive Ringtail
  15. Blue-Faced Ringtail
  16. Lemur-Like Ringtail
  17. D'albertis' Ringtail

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ringtail

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Google previewZoologist (1870)

A Monthly Journal of Natural History

The ringtail is the female of this species, and the young males exhibit the female tints till the second or third year. Montagu's Harrier. — Not rare : an immature female was obtained from Madron, and another from one of the western parishes ...

Google previewSmall Mammals (1997)

Self-Assessment Color Review by Susan A. Brown, Karen L. Rosenthal

Ringtail is a disease of young, weanling or neonate rats. b Chronically poor husbandry is the proposed etiology. Decreased humidity (<20%) is one part of the problem. Housing animals in wire mesh bottom cages with hygroscopic bedding in ...

Google previewMcCloud-Pit Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. P-2106 (2011)

Environmental Impact Statement

RingtailThe ringtail is an omnivorous, raccoon-like mammal and a California fully protected species found in desert scrub, chaparral, pine-oak or conifer woodland habitats with rocky areas and fallen log debris (NatureServe, 2009).

Google previewLone Star Menagerie (2000)

Adventures with Texas Wildlife by Jim Harris

The ringtail is an amazingly talented climber, Whether in trees, rocks, or the rafters of old buildings. The hind feet can rotate 180 degrees at the ankle, allowing the semiretractable claws to be pointed in whatever direction is most convenient.

Google previewArkansas mammals

by Gary A. Heidt

" IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION The ringtail is a small, somewhat catlike carnivore with a flattened tail that is ...

Google previewAnimal Tracks (2012)

A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

Bassariscus astutus Family Procyonidae (Ringtails, Raccoons) size/Weight: approx. 30”long withtail; approx. 2lbs. Range:Southwest United States, California Habitat: Rocky deserts, forests The ringtail is a small, secretive mammal with delicate ...

Google previewLaboratory Animal Medicine (2002)

by James G. Fox, Lynn C. Anderson, Franklin M. Loew, Fred W. Quimby

Ringtail is a condition associated with low relative humidity. Clinical signs include annular constriction of the tail and occasionally of the feet or digits, resulting in localized edema that can progress to dry gangrene (Fig. 57). It should be ...

Google previewWorld's Fair (1893)

Jamaica at Chicago. An Account Descriptive of the Colony of Jamaica, with Historical and Other Appendices by Charles James Ward

The ringtail is a denizen of the high mountains and shooting him is very toilsome work. In addition to these, we are visited every winter by large flocks of duck and teal, escaping from the rigours of the North American climate. The best time for ...

Google previewWildlife of the Concho Valley (2013)

by Terry C. Maxwell

SUBSPECIES: Procyon lotor fuscipes The Ringtail is a common nocturnal predator in ...

Google previewCurrent Therapy in Exotic Pet Practice (2016)

by Mark Mitchell, Thomas N. Tully, Jr.

Ringtail is a disease diagnosed in rats, mice, and other rodents. It has traditionally been associated with low environmental humidity and high environmental temperature, although other causes, such as poor diet, genetics, and repeated ...

Google previewPossums (2001)

The Brushtails, Ringtails and Greater Glider by Anne Kerle

The newborn Common Ringtail is a little larger than the Common Brushtail being 0.3 grams in weight — a ratio of about 1 :3000 between a single newborn and the mother — and with a crown- rump length of 1 5 millimetres. It has a strongly ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

by Murray Wrobel

Ring-tailed Phalanger; Mongan; Herbert River Ringtail Possum Pseudantechinus syn. Antechinus q.v. 5665 Pseudocheirus Diprotodontia - Petauride e Ring-tailed Phalangers; Ring-tailed Possums; Ringtails d ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

Rock ringtail possum Petrapseudes dahli Green ringtail possum Pseudxhirops archen FACT FILE Rock ringtail possum By day. this possum stays cool and safe in rock crevices, emerging at night to feed in trees Males and females share care ...

Google previewOrnithological Dictionary of British Birds (1831)

by George Montagu

The Ringtail, or female, weighs about ...

Google previewThe Cat Encyclopedia (2014)

by DK

American Ringtail ORIGIN US, 1990s BREED REGISTRIES CFA, TICA WEIGHT RANGE 7–15lb (3–7kg) GROOMING Weekly COLORS AND PATTERNS All colors, shades, and patterns. This athletic and plush-coated cat with a twist in its tail ...

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Ringtail Meaning

Video shows what ringtail means. A ring-tailed animal, notably: The capuchin monkey A raccoon The cacomistle, a small carnivorous mammal, Bassariscus ...

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Scrabble value of R1I1N1G2T1A1I1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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