Its discovery was announced on 15 August 2013 by the curator of mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The curator discovered specimens of the species in storage at the Field Museum of Natural History and used DNA testing to confirm a new species.
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- Spanish for “little olingo”
- O'Brien, Jane 2013. Olinguito: 'Overlooked' mammal carnivore is major discovery. BBC News Science & Environment. 
- Stromberg, Joseph 2013. "For the first time in 35 years, a new carnivorous mammal species is discovered in the American continents". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2013. External link in