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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Retrieved from ” https: This species occurs in canyonsstream sides, and rocky terrain. Views Read Edit View history. Accessed November 28, at http: Malabar large-spotted civet V. Although their fur is coarse, some animals are trapped for fur in Texas. leuconotsu

Small-toothed palm civet A. Angolan slender mongoose G. 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. Grzimek’s Encyclopedia of Mammals vol. Owston’s palm civet C.

American hog-nosed skunk

In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry. It is the only skunk that lacks a white dot or medial bar between the eyes and has primarily black body fur. Conepatus leuconotus leuconotus eastern hog-nosed skunk Facebook. International Union for Conservation of Nature.


It is omnivorousfeeding primarily on insects and vegetation, though it will take small mammals and reptiles when available. Eastern Hog-nosed Skunk Order Carnivora: Not much is known about C.

Mediterranean monk seal M. Walker’s Mammals of the World. It also has been found in pineā€”oak forest and in scrub and cacti. The snout of C. The taxonomic status of the eastern hog-nosed skunk is also uncertain.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Positive The skunk eats crop-eating bugs to save agricultural products. There is talk of putting this skunk on the endangered species list. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The litter size is one to five young, although two to four are most common. Sign In or Create an Account.

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. The gestation period is about two months long and between two and four kits are born.

Conepatus leuconotus (Carnivora: Mephitidae) | Mammalian Species | Oxford Academic

Kruska, Known Predators Predatory birds Large carnivores Some snakes Ecosystem Roles The skunks overturn earth while digging for food and mix up the soil. John Hopkins University Press. African clawless otter A. Total body length is generally 70 to 80 cm, and tail length is about 20 to 41 cm. Restricted to the Gulf coastal plains of South Texas and northeastern Mexico south to central Veracruz. Also unique to hog-nosed skunks is the nose, which resembles that of a little pig in that it is wide, long and protruding, and naked.


In New Mexico and Oklahomait was ranked as “Imperiled because of rarity six to 20 occurrences or less than 3, individuals “, also as of [update]. The females have three pairs of mammae.

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. This skunk is more solitary than are most other skunks and hunts mostly at night.

The mother has her young in her den so that they are sheltered and protected.