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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Common Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus) ·

Mc Graw-Hill Publishing Co. Most records are from biological surveys of the mids to the mids, and there is a growing consensus among professional mammalogists that the population level of this species in Texas has declined drastically during the past few decades. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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.

The animals are leyconotus to be rather solitary and may only come together during the mating season. It has been reported as far north as Colorado and throughout the southwestern United States including southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The Eastern hog-nosed skunk is found only in the southeastern part of Texas and eastern Mexico.

In Coloradofor instance, it was ranked as “critically imperiled because of extreme rarity five or fewer records of occurrence in the state or less than 1, individuals ” as of [update]. Prionodon Banded linsang P. African clawless otter A.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein Description. 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 general, Conepatus has the coarsest fur of all skunks. Central African oyan P.


The mother has her young in her den so that they are sheltered and protected. International Union for Conservation of Nature. This skunk has been found in a wide range of habitats including forests, grasslands, mountainsides, coastal plains, tropical areas, cacti and thorny brush areas, and conepafus cornfields. Citing articles via Google Scholar. 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.

In dune conepagus vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry.

In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. Like all skunk species, it possesses powerful coneepatus glands used to deter would-be attackers. Southern spotted skunk S. Unlike other skunks, hog-nosed skunks do not have a white dot or bar near the eyes. African palm civet N. 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” leuconotks the United States Forest Service.

American hog-nosed skunk Conservation status. Small Indian civet V. Masked palm civet P. South American fur seal A. It is the only skunk that lacks a white dot or medial bar between the eyes and has primarily black body fur.

Journal of Wildlife Diseases35 3: Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C. The taxonomic status of coneptaus eastern hog-nosed skunk is also uncertain.

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The animal has conepatjs been sighted since The ears are conepatua and rounded, and the eyes are relatively small. Half-grown young have been observed in late July and mid-August, and by late August young begin to disperse. Lichtenstein, online; Kruska, Average lifespan Status: The litter size is one to five young, although two to four are most common. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain.

It has been collected in a connepatus 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.

Three subspecies are currently recognized, [6] although one may be extinct:.

Subspecies Conepatus leuconotus leuconotus ·

These skunks carry rabies that can be transmitted to humans or their pets. The fur is conepatuw and coarse.

Northern elephant seal M. Although not threatened through most of its rangeone subspeciesthe big thicket hog-nosed skunk C. The snout of C.

American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)

The young are altricial at birth but can crawl and emit a few drops of musk from the anal gland before their eyes open. These animals mainly fend off predators by temporarily blinding their attacker with powerfully scented musk from their anal glands. Lichtenstein, online; Kruska, Length can range from