Brown-nosed Coati is found in South America. It occurs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The numbers decrease. Potential threats include deforestation that leads to habitat loss, and hunting for meat by local people.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Carnivora – carnivores
■ Family Procyonidae – raccoons and allies
■ Species Nasua nasua – Brown-nosed Coati, or Ring-tailed Coati