Mephitis mephitis Schreber 1776 (striped skunk)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mephitidae

Alternative combination: Viverra mephitis

Synonyms: Mephitis frontata Coues 1875, Mephitis mephitica Shaw 1792, Mephitis mesomelas Lichtenstein 1832, Mephitis nigra Peale and Palisot de Beauvois 1786, Mephitis occidentalis Baird 1858, Mephitis putida Cuvier 1798, Mustela putida Cuvier 1798, Viverra mephitica Shaw 1792, Viverra nigra Peale and Palisot de Beauvois 1786

Belongs to Mephitis according to E. R. Hall 1936

See also Allen 1901, Allen et al. 1902, Czaplewski et al. 1999, Gidley and Gazin 1938, Hall 1981, Hibbard 1937, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lundelius 1972, Marmi et al. 2004, Mead and Mead 1989, Thomas 1911 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Mephitis cordubensis, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis rexroadensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (36: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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