hognosed skunk


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hognosed skunk

(ˈhɒɡˌnəʊzd)
n
(Animals) any of several American skunks of the genus Conepatus, esp C. leuconotus, having a broad snoutlike nose
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Noun1.hognosed skunk - large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tailhognosed skunk - large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico
polecat, wood pussy, skunk - American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
Conepatus, genus Conepatus - a genus of Mustelidae
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Because sexual dimorphism was strongest in the length of tail and hind foot in the hognosed skunks considered in this study, and because differences in home range size for the two sexes may be caused by correlations between home range dimensions and skunk size, we used these measurements in the ANCOVA.