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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Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species list. All evidence suggests this skunk is extremely rare and in need of protection.

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In Texas, it is commonly known as the rooter skunk for its habit of rooting and overturning rocks and debris in search of food. African striped weasel P.

ADW: Conepatus leuconotus leuconotus: INFORMATION

The fur is short and coarse. African clawless otter A. Conepatus leuconotus leuconotus eastern hog-nosed skunk Facebook. Though leuconotys edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Its hind feet are broad and large with soles that are naked for about one-half their length. Many animals learn to stay away from the black and white warning colors of the skunk’s fur. The situation is far different in Texas and Arizonathough; the populations are high enough for the species to be legally harvested throughout the year and is designated as a “fur bearer” by the United States Forest Service. In Kleberg County, Texas, C. Their geographic isolation is one of the main reasons they are considered to be separate species.


Steller sea lion E. In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Sulawesi palm civet M. In New Mexico and Leuvonotusit was lecuonotus as “Imperiled because of rarity six to 20 occurrences or less than 3, individuals “, also as of [update]. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Citing articles via Google Scholar.

California sea lion Z. This skunk eats primarily insects. Owston’s palm civet C. This skunk species also is a capable climber, although not as agile as the spotted skunks of the genus Spilogale.

American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)

Australian sea lion N. Also, the skunks turn up lots of new earth. Mediterranean monk seal M. The rectangular-shaped scapulastrong forearms, and shape of the humeri of C. Email alerts New issue alert.

Crocuta Spotted hyena C. Saharan striped polecat I. Unlike other skunks, hog-nosed skunks do not have a white dot or bar near the eyes. It winters in its dens alone, or rarely with one other skunk.


The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Southern spotted skunk S.

American hog-nosed skunk

John Hopkins University Press. Specimens are available from the following Coneoatus counties: There is talk of putting this skunk on the endangered species list.

It has been 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.

Lichtenstein, “The Mammals of Texas” On-line. Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose G. The gestation period is about two months long and between two and four kits are born. These skunks carry rabies that can be transmitted to humans lwuconotus their pets. Leuconoths Book of North American Mammals.