Striped hog-nosed skunk
|Striped hog-nosed skunk|
| Conepatus semistriatus|
|Striped hog-nosed skunk range|
The striped hog-nosed skunk, Conepatus semistriatus, is a skunk species from Central and South America (from southern Mexico to northern Peru, and in the extreme east of Brazil). It lives in a wide range of habitats including dry forest scrub and occasionally, in rainforest.
These white-backed skunks inhabit mainly the foothills and partly timbered or brushy sections of their general range. They usually avoid hot desert areas and heavy stands of timber. The largest populations occur in rocky, sparsely timbered areas.
- Cuarón, A.D.; Reid, F. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Conepatus semistriatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 January 2009.
- Boddaert P. 1785. Elenchus Animalium.
- Emmons L. H. & Feer F. 1997 Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.
- Media related to Conepatus semistriatus at Wikimedia Commons
Extant species of family Mephitidae