hooded skunk

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Related to hooded skunk: Hog nosed skunk
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Noun1.hooded skunk - of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United Stateshooded skunk - of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United States
polecat, wood pussy, skunk - American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
genus Mephitis, Mephitis - in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
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The hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura Lichtenstein, 1832) usually is found associated with "streamside vegetation...stream courses where they prefer rocky ledges or tangles of streamside vegetation..." (Schmidly and Bradley 2016:251).
While one of the authors (CJ) was conducting fieldwork in the Trans-Pecos region, a specimen of the hooded skunk was collected dead along Highway 118 in Davis Mountains State Park on 23 January 1999.
Because the hooded skunk is extremely rare within Texas, skull measurements were obtained and are presented.
About the same size as a striped skunk, the hooded skunk has longer, softer fur than its cousin.
mephiditis, parasitizes the striped skunk, the hooded skunk (Mephitis tnacroura Lichtenstein) and, curiously, the island fox (Urocyon littoralis (Baird)) in North America (Price et al.
At the same camera trap, the raccoon (Procyon lotor), white-nosed coati, gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), and hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) were recorded.
It seems that it's mating season for striped, hog-nosed and hooded skunks.