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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American hog-nosed skunk

Retrieved 27 January American Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus leuconotus: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The distinguishing feature of the American hog-nosed skunk is it has a single, broad white stripe from the top of the head to the base of the lsuconotus, with the tail itself being completely white. Cystophora Hooded seal C.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Sign In leucpnotus Create an Account. After about two months the young are weaned and leave the den. It is a sexually dimorphic species with a single white stripe along the back, and is 1 of 4 species in leuconoths genus Conepatus. Sexual maturity is reached in about lehconotus months to one year. Bassaricyon Conepatux Eastern lowland olingo B.

The reasons for the population decline are unknown at this time, but the species has been afforded category 2 status in need of careful watching on the U. Conepaus slender mongoose G. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain.


Hose’s palm civet D. Several populations have been extirpated and others may be declining throughout the range. To cite this page: Also, if a human does get sprayed, the smell can be a lingering nuisance. This skunk has been found in a wide range of leuxonotus including forests, grasslands, mountainsides, coastal plains, tropical areas, cacti and thorny brush areas, and even cornfields.

Journal of Wildlife Diseases35 3: American hog-nosed skunk Conservation status. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Large family listed below. In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry. Also, since they eat a lot of insects, especially harmful crop-eating insects, they help keep insect levels low. Western hog-nosed skunk Conepatus mesoleucus Eastern hog-nosed skunk Conepatus leuconotus Striped hog-nosed skunk Conepatus semistriatus Molina’s hog-nosed skunk Conepatus chinga Humboldt’s hog-nosed skunk Conepatus humboldtii.

Sunda stink badger M. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include donepatus the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. While sometimes considered a pest by crop farmers due to their rooting habits, this is largely misplaced, as it generally prefers insects to agricultural plants. Lichtenstein, “The Mammals of Texas” On-line.

Mc Graw-Hill Publishing Co. The Eastern hog-nosed skunk is found only in the southeastern part of Texas and eastern Mexico. Eastern Hog-nosed Skunk Order Carnivora: Like all skunk species, it possesses powerful anal glands used to deter would-be attackers.

Common Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus) ยท

In progress issue alert. The American hog-nosed skunk is adapted for digging, and resembles badgers rather than other species of skunks in this respect. Birth occurs in April and May.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kruska, Known Predators Predatory birds Large carnivores Some snakes Ecosystem Roles The skunks overturn earth while digging for food and mix up the soil.

The animal has not been sighted since Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing potentially dated conepafus from All articles containing fonepatus dated statements Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added original combinations.

In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. The taxonomic status of the eastern hog-nosed skunk is also uncertain. Accessed December 31, at https: Small family listed below.

Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein Description. Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose G.

Eastern Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)

The gestation period is about two months long and between two and four kits donepatus born. Also, the skunks turn up lots of new earth. Its hind feet are broad and large with soles that are naked for about one-half their length. Saharan striped polecat I. Family Canidae includes dogs Atelocynus Short-eared dog A.

It has been reported in a variety of habitats from canyons, stream sides, rocky terrain, various grasslands, tropical areas, mountains, eluconotus coastal plains.

Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein, is a mephitid commonly called the white-backed or American hog-nosed skunk.

Archived at the Wayback Machine. All evidence suggests this skunk is extremely rare and in need of protection.