Mephitis (genus)

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Hooded skunk (M. macroura) and striped skunk (M. mephitis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mephitidae
Genus: Mephitis
É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & G. Cuvier, 1795
Type species
Viverra mephitis

Mephitis mephitis
Mephitis macroura

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Mephitis ranges

The genus Mephitis is one of several genera of skunks, which has two species and a North American distribution.

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Skunk about to spray.jpg Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk southern Canada, the United States and northern Mexico
Skunkhooded.jpg Mephitis macroura Hooded skunk Southwestern United States to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northwest Costa Rica