Conepatus leuconotus has a larger body and shorter tail than other skunks. Total body length is generally 70 to 80 cm, and tail length is about 20 to 41 cm. Abstract: Conepatus leuconotus (Lichtenstein, ) is a mephitid commonly called the white-backed or American hog- nosed skunk. Conepatus leuconotus (Lichtenstein, ) is a mephitid commonly called the white-backed or American hog-nosed skunk. It is a sexually.

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The animals are known to be rather solitary and may only come together during the mating season. The young are altricial at birth but can crawl and emit leuconotys few drops of musk from the anal gland before their eyes open.

In Conepaus Mexico and Oklahomait was ranked as “Imperiled because of rarity six to 20 occurrences or less than 3, individuals “, also as of [update]. Family Canidae includes dogs Atelocynus Short-eared dog A.

American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)

Sexual maturity is reached in about ten months to one year. Lichtenstein, “The Mammals of Texas” On-line. The stomachs of three specimens collected in Veracruz, Mexico, were filled with insect remains, but the skunks are also thought to eat small vertebrates and cobepatus. Ethiopian dwarf mongoose H.

Sixth Edition, Vol 1. As in other skunks, this skunk has an anal scent gland. Views Read Edit View history. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added original combinations.


Sheffield; Conepatus leuconotus Carnivora: This species occurs in canyonsstream sides, and rocky terrain. Grzimek’s Encyclopedia of Mammals vol. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. The skunks overturn earth while digging for food and mix up the soil. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat North American river otter L. Family Canidae includes dogs.

Thorny brush and cactus are the predominant vegetation in the region of southern Texas where this species occurs. Out of 27, steel trap-days from a study of predator control in Kleberg County over a two-year period, Sam Beasom only captured two of these skunks.

Largest of the North American skunks; superficially resembling the inland species, Conepatus mesoleucusbut larger; white stripe on back much narrower, wedge-shaped rather than truncate at anterior end and reduced or absent on the rump; upperside of tail white, underside blackish basally, but white toward tip. This skunk is more solitary than are most other skunks and hunts mostly at night. It is omnivorousfeeding primarily on insects and vegetation, though it will take small mammals and reptiles when available.

The American hog-nosed skunk has stocky legs and plantigrade feet the entire sole of the foot ,euconotus the ground. Dental formula as in C. Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein In general, Conepatus has the coarsest fur of all skunks. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


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Conepatus leuconotus leuconotus eastern hog-nosed skunk Facebook. Saharan striped polecat I.

It has conepatsu collected in a variety of habitats in Mexico, including open desert-scrub and mesquite-grasslands, tropical areas, mountainscoastal plains, cornfields surrounded by brushland or adjacent to grassy plains and thickets of bull-horn acaciathorn woodland, and riparian forests, characterized by live-oaks, pecanssycamoresand Texas persimmons and an understory of briars, grasses, and weeds.

The gestation period is about two months long and between two and four kits are born. Ruggles, and Gary P.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Globally, this species is of low concern for conservation efforts, but at the local level, it is considered threatened in some states. Atilax Leuconotu mongoose A.

American hog-nosed skunk – Wikipedia

Although their fur is coarse, some animals are trapped for fur in Texas. Accessed December 31, at https: Unlike other skunks, hog-nosed skunks do not have a white dot conepxtus bar near the eyes. Mc Graw-Hill Publishing Co. Conepatus leuconotus has a larger body and shorter tail than other skunks. Ailurus Red panda A.

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