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American hog-nosed skunk

Conepatus leuconotus

Description:

The American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus) is a species of hog-nosed skunk from Central and North America, and is one of the largest skunks in the world, growing to lengths of up to 2.7 feet (82.5 cm). Recent work has concluded the western hog-nosed skunk (formerly Conepatus mesoleucus) is the same species, and Conepatus leuconotus is the correct name of the merged populations. In Texas, it is commonly known as the rooter skunk for its habit of rooting and overturning rocks and debris in search of food. (All from Wikepedia.org)

Habitat:

The species is found in from northern Nicaragua north through, central Guatemala and Honduras, Mexico, and in the southern United States (occuring in the southeastern part of Texas, southern Arizona and southern New Mexico). The species is notably absent from hot deserts and tropical moist evergreen forests - as well as the Baja Peninsula.

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3 Comments

You are welcome and we will be waiting for your certenly super innteresting spottings,even better from a natural protected area,thanks for sharing :-)

mario chavez
mario chavez 7 years ago

Thanks for the welcome, yeah I love the site, great to find people interested in nature, I am doing a camera trapping mammal survey in a Natural Protected Area of my country, will love to share other pictures of animal caught on camera, I will check suggested links, thanks a lot!!!

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mario chavez

Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua

Spotted on Mar 21, 2015
Submitted on Apr 8, 2015

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