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 ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The nostrils are located ventrally and open downward. The mother has her young in her den so that they are sheltered and protected. Steller sea lion E. Ailurus Red panda A. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. 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.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The animal usually weighs between 2 and 4. Accessed November 28, at http: Grzimek’s Encyclopedia of Mammals vol. Typically, gestation lasts about 60 days. The young are altricial at birth but can crawl and emit a few drops of cnepatus from the anal gland before their eyes open.


Common Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus) ยท

Globally, this species is of low concern for conservation efforts, but at the local level, it is considered threatened in some states. Northern elephant seal M. While sometimes considered a pest by crop farmers due to their rooting habits, this is coneparus misplaced, as it generally prefers insects to agricultural plants.

The American hog-nosed skunk has stocky legs and plantigrade feet the entire sole of the foot touches the ground. The ears are small and rounded, and the eyes are relatively small. Conepatus leuconotus is so closely related to C. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain. Negative These skunks carry rabies that can be transmitted to humans or their pets.

Positive The skunk eats crop-eating bugs to save agricultural products. Lichtenstein, online; Kruska, Average lifespan Status: The skunk looks similar to its close relative, the Western hog-nosed skunk Conepatus leucobotuswith a few exceptions.

Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. Kruska, Known Predators Predatory birds Large carnivores Some snakes Ecosystem Roles The leuconotua overturn earth while digging for food and mix up the soil. Sulawesi palm civet M. Several populations leeuconotus been extirpated and others may be declining throughout the range. 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.


American hog-nosed skunk

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Half-grown young have been observed in late July and mid-August, and by late August young begin to disperse.

Ethiopian dwarf mongoose H. Lichtenstein, “The Mammals of Texas” On-line. African clawless otter A. Rabies in skunks of Mexico. This skunk eats primarily insects. After about two months the young are weaned and leave the den.

It is omnivorousfeeding primarily on insects and vegetation, though it will take leudonotus mammals and reptiles when available. In progress issue alert. Sexual maturity is reached in about ten months to one year.

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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. Close mobile search navigation Article leuconotuus. Galidia Ring-tailed mongoose G.

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