Mephitis Cuvier 1800 (skunk)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mephitidae

Synonym: Chincha Lesson 1842

Parent taxon: Mephitidae according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

See also Allen 1901, Alroy 2002, Baskin 1998, Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Wang et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Miomephitis, Spilogale

Subtaxa: Mephitis cordubensis Mephitis macroura Mephitis mephitis Mephitis rexroadensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (47: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (2: Kansas, Nebraska)

Total: 50 collections each including a single occurrence

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