Taxon profile


Potos flavus (Schreber, 1774)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Procyonidae - procyonids »  genus Potos - Kinkajous

Scientific synonyms

Cercoleptes caudivolvulus
Arcotecus potto

Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Potos flavus chapadensis J. A. Allen, 1904
subspecies Potos flavus chiriquensis J. A. Allen, 1904
subspecies Potos flavus flavus (Schreber, 1774)
subspecies Potos flavus megalotus (Martin, 1836)
subspecies Potos flavus meridensis Thomas, 1902
subspecies Potos flavus modestus Thomas, 1902
subspecies Potos flavus nocturnus Wied-Neuwied, 1826

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Potos flavus Schreber, 1774]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Potos flavus (Schreber, 1774)]

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