Mephitis (genus)

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Striped skunk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mephitidae
Genus: Mephitis
É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Cuvier, 1795

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.