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Synonyms for mephitis

a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth

Related Words

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae

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Self and McKnight (1950) reported that only one of 15 opossums from the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma contained a fragment of a single tapeworm, although 6 of 57 striped skunks examined were infected with tapeworms of the genus Oochoristica, presumably Oochoristica mephitis.
Host species tested for Anaplasma phagocytophiluum reservoir competence, southeastern New York, USA, 2008-2010 * Host species Common name Mammals Blarina brevicauda Northern short-tailed shrew Didelphis virginiana Virginia opossum Glaucomys volans Southern flying squirrel Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk Peromyscus leucopus White-footed mouse Procyon lotor Raccoon Sciurus carolinensis Eastern gray squirrel Sorex cinereus Masked shrew Tamias striatus Eastern chipmunk Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Eastern red squirrel Birds Catharus fuscescens Veery Dumetella carolinensis Gray catbird Hylocichla mustelina Wood thrush Turdus migratorius American robin No.
Scientific name Common name Total Mammals Canis familiaris domestic dog 2 Canis latrans coyote 2 Didelphis virginiana opossum 179 Felis catus cat 20 Lasiurus borealis eastern red bat 1 Marmota monax woodchuck 5 Mephitis mephitis striped skunk 18 Microtus pennsylvanicus meadow vole 1 Mustela vison mink 4 Odocoileus virginianus white-tailed deer 22 Ondatra zibethicus muskrat 2 Peromyscus spp.
Number Species trapped Diclelphis virginiana (Opossum) 629 Procyon lotor (Raccoon) 333 Lynx rufus (Bobcat) 62 Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk) 33 Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) 20 Canis latrans (Coyote) 18 Canis familiaris (Domestic Dog) 2 Felis catus (Domestic Cat) 1 Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox) 1 Vulpes vulges (Red Fox) 1 Sciurus carolinensis (Grey Squirrel) 1 Sciurus niger (Fox Squirrel) 1 Table 3.
ABSTRACT -- Trap success of striped skunks, Mephitis mephitis, is known to vary according to year, month, weather and sex of the animal.
Only four of the 20 species reported herein have never been reported from the Permian Basin; Mephitis mephitis, Taxidea taxus, Mustela frenata and Spermophilus variegatus.
Species removed (number of individuals in parentheses) from the airfield by personnel of the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services during our study included the nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus (1), American beaver Castor canadensis (12), coyote Canis latrans (7), domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris (5), red fox Vulpes vulpes (1), Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana (1), raccoon Procyon lotor (1), and striped skunk Mephitis mephitis (13).
vison Schreber, mink I Taxidea taxus (Schreber), badger I Family Mephitidae (skunks) I Mephitis mephitis (Schreber), striped skunk Family Felidae (cat) Lynx rufus (Schreber), bobcat I Order Artiodactyla Family Cervidae (deer) Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann), I white-tailed deer The white-tailed deer was extirpated by 1900 but was reintroduced Hypothetical Myotis leibi (Audubon & Bachman), Leib's bat Reithrodontomys humulis (Audubon & Bachman), eastern harvest mouse Extirpated Bison bison (Linnaeus), bison Ex (1830) Canis lupus Linnacus, timber (gray) wolf Ex (1908) C.
Wild mammals, particularly white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, 42% frequency), common raccoons (Procyon lotor, 37%), Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana, 18%), and striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis, 15%), were common food items (Table 1).
Some of the mammals with relatively little ecological restriction, at least within an area as small and as varied as the Grand Calumet River basin, are the eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridana; raccoon, Procyon lotor; long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata; striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis; and white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginiana.
gray foxes Urocyon cinereoargenteus, striped skunks Mephitis mephitis, raccoons Procyon lotor, and feral cats; Crooks and Soule, 1999).
Up to 11 species of mammalian carnivores occur in forested ecosystems of Grand Canyon National Park: cougar Puma concolor, American black bear Ursus americanus, coyote Canis latrans, bobcat Lynx rufus, gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus, American badger Taxidea taxus, raccoon Procyon lotor, striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, western spotted skunk Spilogale gracilis, ringtail Bassariscus astutus, and long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata.
A directional loop antenna, mounted to a vehicle roof-top and rotated from within, was used to track striped skunks, Mephitis mephitis (Verts, 1963).