The newly-named olinguito has become the first New World carnivore to be identified in 35 years.
For more than a century the olinguito, also known as Bassaricyon neblina, was mistaken for its larger close cousin the olingo.
But following a 10 year research project examining the skull, teeth and skin of museum specimens and tracking the animals in the wild, scientists at the Smithsonian Institute confirmed it is a different species.
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