Hog-Nosed Skunk


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Hog-Nosed Skunk

 

(Conepatus suffocans), a mammal of the family Mustelidae. Conepatus suffocans has a body measuring approximately 40 cm in length and a very fluffy tail approximately 25 cm in length. It is black or dark brown in color, with a wide white stripe on the back of the head and along the back. It inhabits open areas in most of South America. A nocturnal animal, it feeds largely on beetles and their larvae. Conepatus suffocans bears an annual litter of two to five young. It is commercially valuable for its fur.

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Such comparisons are important to further our understanding of hog-nosed skunk ecology as space-use patterns can differ between locations (Castillo et al, 2011).
Spatial organization of Molina's hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus chinga) in two landscapes of the Pampas grassland of Argentina.
Activity patterns, home-range, and habitat selection of the common hog-nosed skunk, Conepatus chinga (Mammalia, Mustelidae), in northwestern Patagonia.
Notes on the Patagonian hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus humboldtii) in southern Chile.
Home range patterns of hog-nosed skunks were studied between July 2008 and November 2010.
We captured 40 hog-nosed skunks during the study period.
We tracked radio-collared hog-nosed skunks on foot with a handheld VHF receiver (Communications Specialists, Inc.
When the MANOVA was conducted using only hog-nosed skunks for which we examined space-use patterns (n = 14), it revealed males were significantly larger than females ([F.
Home range sizes for hog-nosed skunks were similar to those reported for Conepotus chinga by Castillo et al.
Given this distinction, it is possible the large degree of intrasexual overlap found in this study might be facilitated by the inability of hog-nosed skunks to detect other individuals unless they are relatively close (LariviEre and Messier, 1996b).
Schmidly for their long-term interest in hog-nosed skunks and for inspiring this research.
Taxonomic status of white-backed hog-nosed skunks, genus Conepatus (Carnivora: Mephitidae).