|Head & Body Length||390-542 mm (1.3-1.8 ft)||364-547 mm (1.2-1.8 ft)|
|Tail Length||420-570 mm (1.4-1.9 ft)||405-570 mm (1.3-1.9 ft)|
|Total Length||815-1330 mm (2.7-4.4 ft)||819-1005 mm (2.7-3.3 ft)|
1.4-4.6 kg (3.1-10.1 lb)
|Body measurements from Ford and Hoffmann 1988; Hernandez-Camacho 1977.|
Body shape (from Reid 1997 unless otherwise noted)
Facial characteristics (from Reid 1997 unless otherwise noted)
Adult pelage (from Reid 1997 unless otherwise noted)
Dimorphic in size (from Reid 1997)
The kinkajou's body is elongate and muscular. An equally long prehensile tail, short legs, and dexterous feet give these animals agility while moving through the forest canopy. The tail is often used as a fifth hand to grasp tree limbs and stabalize the body; its grasp is strong enough to hold the body as the animal dangles upside-down.
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de la Rosa and Nocke (2000)
Figuerosa et al. (2013)
Ford and Hoffman (1988)
Hall and Dalquest (1963)