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My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.
I have a tail, a tail I can bend.
My infix in every circle you find.
So tell me, have you made up your mind?

Hint 1:

To provide you a hint, you can catch me on tape,

Hint 2:

The last line is not a hint. I've added that line just to have a rhyme to the previous one.

Hint 3:

After a long period of time,
you've lost your tail, but I kept mine.

EDIT: Sorry for the big mistake... I accidentally put prefix und suffix in the wrong order of the riddle. I apologize for that.

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  • $\begingroup$ the hint looks like something was cut off. Is that the whole hint or are you planning on adding more to it later? $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Aug 16 '18 at 12:07
  • $\begingroup$ This is the first hint. I can add up more if needed. $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 16 '18 at 12:08
  • $\begingroup$ yes please I have tried many ideas but can't solve it :) $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Aug 16 '18 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ oh shooot I realized I made a huge mistake in my riddle. I accidentally put suffix and prefix in the wrong place... $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 16 '18 at 12:17
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    $\begingroup$ it's a standalone, since I wasn't able to create a fitting rhyme to it $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 20 '18 at 13:22

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This go is a naked copy:

ape - suggested by iiiidk.

My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.

A is the first letter of the alphabet. E is in the word end - PerpetualJ's deduction.

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Apes have a bendy, prehensile tail.

My infix in every circle you find.

For the circle constant, before embracing the symbol π, an abbreviation of the Greek word for periphery, mathematicians used letters like p instead. P is also in pi.

Title & Hints: A rhyming riddle made by me, is not as good as Riley's can be

An ape of the genre popularised by Riley. It's on tape and humans only have vestigial coccyx.

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  • $\begingroup$ if this is a copy, from whom? $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 31 '18 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ @D3f4u1t - I was using copy as a play on words as it's a synonym of this answer, and the form of the question mimic's a Riley which - a thought is - clued in your title. Also my answer was mentioned as the last animal of iiiidk's post and uses the tail 'e' of PerpetualJ's solution. $\endgroup$ – Tom Aug 31 '18 at 10:07
  • $\begingroup$ Well, kudos to you... your answer is right :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 31 '18 at 11:14
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @D3f4u1t - you reduced the Riley format to a minimum. Neat! $\endgroup$ – Tom Aug 31 '18 at 11:24
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I think the answer could be:

SPINE

My suffix comes first:

"S" often comes at the end of words

My prefix in the end:

"NE" Prefix prepended to adjectives to create an adjective denoting a negative meaning

I have a tail, a tail I can bend:

The spine has a slight bend to it and can bend in many directions

My infix in every circle you find:

"PI" is in every circle

Have you made up your mind:

The mind (or brain) is "up" at the top of your spine

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  • $\begingroup$ your explanation for line 3 is correct, but your answer is wrong. $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 16 '18 at 6:19
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Is it:

Ape

My prefix comes first

'A' being the first letter in the alphabet

my suffix in the end

E is in 'the end'

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Stretching it here, as apes don't have proper tails. Unless you include the tailbone, which for those unfortunate enough, can be bent.

My infix in every circle you find.

Read as "My infix in every ,circle you find.", e.g. "you'll find a circle in every one of my infixes". Could be the loop in the letter 'p'

To provide you a hint, you can catch me on tape,

'Ape' in the word tape

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  • $\begingroup$ This has absolutely got to be it.. OP? $\endgroup$ – Carley Aug 30 '18 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ @D3f4u1t, was my explanation on the tail where I missed here? $\endgroup$ – RhinoWalrus Aug 31 '18 at 15:53
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Are you a

Scorpion

My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.

Literally speaking, they do.

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Check.

My infix in every circle you find.

PI

As for the hint

Scorpion barrier tape is used to catch scorpions

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  • $\begingroup$ nice shot but wrong. I've added another hint $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 20 '18 at 8:06
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I know this is probably wrong; but it's worth a shot.

Are you a:

Mouse

My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.

Based on literal thinking, the M comes first in this sentence; E is in the end.

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Mice definitely have tails, and they can whip them around quite quickly too.

My infix in every circle you find.

Everyone is relating this to pi; however, I have been thinking in a more literal aspect, for example: if you break down a circle, it has a circumference, a diameter, and a radius. Taking this into account, the u in mouse is present in circumference and radius; the s is found in radius, and I couldn't find a relation for the o.

Hint 1:

You can certainly catch mice on special tape.

Hint 3:

Mice never lost their tails through evolution.

I will be making another attempt at this if I'm wrong. Also, if wrong; can the OP clarify the following?

You've already stated we are looking for an animal. Are we looking for the scientific name or common name?

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  • $\begingroup$ that's the best guess so far, I'm looking for the common name of an animal. I will try to provide another link during the day :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 28 '18 at 6:19
  • $\begingroup$ This was a great answer!! +1 from me $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 30 '18 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding the infix part, (ROT13) “B” fuBhyq or gur zBfg BoivBhf Bar; vg yBBxf yvxr n pvepyr! $(+1)$, though :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 31 '18 at 1:00
  • $\begingroup$ Well I could agree but my brain was definitely not in literal mode at that time. I'll keep working this, I'm a big fan of animals so animal riddles are always going to grab my attention! $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Aug 31 '18 at 14:05
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I've got a guess for this, and it's 100% based on @PerpetualJ's answer, so please go upvote their answer!! That said, are you

A MAGPIE?

My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.

As @PerpetualJ mentioned, the prefix coming first refers to M coming first; the suffix in the end refers to E being in "the end".

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Magpies have extremely long, somewhat flexible tails for birds.

My infix in every circle you find.

As @D3f4u1t has mentioned, this infix is PI.

So tell me, have you made up your mind?

I hope so - an animal M...PI..E can only be a few things, if I have the interpretations correct.

Hint 1:

To provide you a hint, you can catch me on tape,
This could refer to Magpie Tape, a form of industrial tape.

Hint 3:

After a long period of time,
you've lost your tail, but I kept mine.
Humans lost their tails thousands of years ago, but magpies still have tails.

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  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps, (ROT13) gur cersvk cneg zvtug ersre gb “zn” nf va “zbgure”. Lbhe zbgure pbzrf svefg orsber lbh qb. $(+1)$, though :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 31 '18 at 0:56
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Probably not right, but my best bet is a

Spider Monkey

My suffix comes first, my prefix in the end.

No idea

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Spider Monkeys have prehensile tails

My infix in every circle you find.

pi

So tell me, have you made up your mind?

Not really, but I am trying.

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  • $\begingroup$ your answer is by far the most creative one :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 16 '18 at 6:21
  • $\begingroup$ "Have you made up your mind?" Hmmm... aha! Yes! N FCVQRE ZBAXRL! :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 16 '18 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, these hints just seem to reinforce this. Definitely seems like a monkey of some sort $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 24 '18 at 14:04
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Are you

Protoplast?

My prefix comes first

Proto meaning first or original

my suffix in the end

last

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Possibly referring to chromosomes and mitosis.

My infix in every circle you find.

Here's where things get dicey. It's already been confirmed that this is pi. However, protoplasm only has a p in the middle.

So tell me, have you made up your mind?

Maybe referring to what gender a baby will be in pregnancy?

To provide you a hint, you can catch me on tape,

In old films, you can see some blotches on film that look a lot like protoplasm.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think yours fits very well. My answer's guess for the infix might be helpful given your word. $\endgroup$ – RhinoWalrus Aug 25 '18 at 2:54
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This might be a stretch but...

An epidural?

My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.

Not really sure...

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

An epidural is an injection into the epidural space of the spine. Similar to what @zeethreepio said about the spine being a tail that can bend.

My infix in every circle you find.

Pi

So tell me, have you made up your mind?

Some women choose to have an epidural during labour, others choose not to.

Hint 1

Epidural tape

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry this one is wrong $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Aug 20 '18 at 8:06
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding the second line, (ROT13) Gur cersvk “rcvq” pbhyq ersre gb “rcvqraqehz” juvpu vf gur trahf bs n pregnva glcr bs bepuvqf (xabja nf rcvyulgvp beqpuvqf, gung bs juvpu ner cnegvphyneyl sbhaq va Nzrevpn’f gebcvpny ertvbaf). Jura tvivat fpvragvsvp anzrf, gur trahf anzr pbzrf svefg, naq gur fcrpvrf anzr pbzrf frpbaq; v.r., TRAHF FCRPVRF. Fb guvf zvtug rkcynva ubj gur cersvk pbzrf svefg? $(+1)$, though :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 31 '18 at 1:12
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thoughts: magpie, tapir, porcupine, wapiti, treepie, spider, sandpiper.
Ignoring scientific names for creatures.
Out of these, the easiest for me to fit are: magpie, treepie

Explanation for:

treepie

My prefix comes first, my suffix in the end.

trees were one of the first, and the creation of oxygen let us come to be. "e" is in "the end".

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

treepies have long tails, and when birbs clean their tail feathers they tend to bend them, kind of like this.

My infix in every circle you find.

as confirmed above, "pi"

To provide you a hint, you can catch me on tape,

animal or cryptid

After a long period of time, you've lost your tail, but I kept mine.

any animal with a tail, but this seems to hint something similar to a human, i.e. in the realm of ape. A birb is certainly not an ape, but it has a tail :^)

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Could you be a

Porcupine?

My prefix comes first,

Many people eat bacon (pork) for breakfast

my suffix in the end.

NE, New England is the most superior region of the USA and will certainly survive the longest in the zombie apocalypse

I have a tail, a tail I can bend.

Many porcupines have prehensile tails

My infix in every circle you find.

Pretty sure this is "pi"

Hint 1:

To provide you a hint, you can catch me on tape,

Animal Planet FTW

Hint 2:

The last line is not a hint. I've added that line just to have a rhyme to the previous one.

Okay then

Hint 3:

After a long period of time, you've lost your tail, but I kept mine.

Humans don't have tails, porcupines do.

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    $\begingroup$ That third line, hahah! $(+1)$ :P $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 31 '18 at 1:04

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