Species: skunk

Skunks are mammals best known for their ability to secrete a liquid with a strong, foul odor. General appearance varies from species to species, from black-and-white to brown or cream colored.

There are twelve species of skunks, which are divided into four genera:

  • Mephitis - hooded and striped skunks, two species
  • Spilogale - spotted skunks, four species
  • Mydaus - stink badgers, two species
  • Conepatus - hog-nosed skunks, four species

The two skunk species in the Mydaus genus inhabit Indonesia and the Philippines; all other skunks inhabit the Americas from Canada to central South America.

The following tags are aliased to this tag: skunks

This tag implies the following tags: mammal

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