- An arboreal mammal <em>(Potos flavus)</em> of Central and South America, having brownish fur and a long, prehensile tail.
- A procyoniform quadruped of Central and South America, <em>Cercoleptes caudivolvulus</em>, family <em>Cercoleptidæ</em>, series <em>Arctoidea proeyoniformia</em> of the order <em>Feræ</em> or <em>Carnivora.</em>
- A nocturnal carnivorous mammal (<spn>Cercoleptes caudivolvulus</spn>) of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only representative of a distinct family (<ex>Cercoleptidæ</ex>) allied to the raccoons. Called also <altname>potto</altname>, and <altname>honey bear</altname>.
- A carnivorous mammal of <xref>Central America</xref> and <xref>South America</xref> with a long, <xref>prehensile</xref> tail, related to the <xref>raccoon</xref>.
- a kind of lemur
- arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail