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  • Species Common Name Ringtail
  • Species Scientific Name Bassariscus astutus
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Ringtails occupy low-elevation forests with large-diameter snags and logs for dens. They are typically associated with late-successional forests. They may also use riparian and rocky areas.

Limiting factors

Ringtails are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. They rarely inhabit non-forested areas but may use legacy, large-diameter trees in harvested units. Ringtails require high prey densities.

Conservation actions

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