mephitis


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Synonyms for mephitis

a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth

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a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae

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Key words: Didelphis virginiana, Procyon lotor, Mephitis mephitis, Dermacentor variabilis, Didelphilichus serrifer, Pulex simulans, Euhoplopsyllus glacialis affins, Neotrichodectes mephiditis, ectoparasites, Nebraska
We documented the widespread presence of coyotes (Canis latrans), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), and raccoons (Procyon lotor), and the localized presence of bobcats (Lynx rufus), gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana).
Chupa rosas Medicinal Carne, corazon Mephitis macroura Zorrillo Medicinal Carne pinto Leopardus Ocelote Ornato Piel pardalis Herpailurus Alcoyote Ornato Piel yagouaroundi Piaya cayana Panta Medicinal Corazon vaquero Melanerpes Chica Medicinal Carne formicivorus Accipiter sp.
and Mephitis sp.; coyotes Canis latrans; ghost crabs Ocypoda albicans; and humans.
CA using lithium chloride or estrogens to induce sickness has been investigated as a way to: reduce depredation by coyotes, resolve nuisance feeding by black bears (Ursus americanus; Ternent and Garshelis 1999), and curtail egg predation by raccoons (Procyon lotor), skunks (Mephitis mephitis), mongooses (Herpestes nyula), and ravens and crows (Corvus spp.; e.g., Nicolaus and Nellis 1987; Nicolaus et al.
Miscellaneous prey (black bear; snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus; porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum; wood-chuck, Marrnota monax; red fox, Vulpes vulpes; striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis; lynx, Lynx canadensis, and grass) were dropped from the analysis to reduce interdependence between prey species (i.e., [Sigma] percent volume per prey = 100%).
palustris; the grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus); the coyote (Canis latrans); the red coati (Nasua nasua); the racoon (Procyon lotor); the striped skunk (Mephitis macroura); several species of feline of the genus Felis; the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu); and the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Actor Nat Parker, who was in Vanity Fair, has a quarter-share in General Wolfe, and Mike Atherton and David Lloyd have shares in Mephitis, who is ready to run any time now." Winstanley is used to rubbing shoulders with well-known names in the sporting world, and it was his association with Manchester United that turned his head towards racing.
However, many nest predators (e.g., skunk, Mephitis mephitis; raccoon, Procyon lotor; fox, Vulpes vulpes; American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos) have home ranges that occupy a large part of our study area, which would render neutral any benefits of dispersal distances of less than several kilometers.
([dagger]) Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, Marmota monax and Mephitis mephitis, Spilogale putorills, Vulpes sp.
Mammalian predators (Mustela erminea, Blarina brevicauda, Procyon lotor, and Mephitis mephitis) were removed from control and removal grids whenever caught.
These areas are also used by upland-oriented mammals like the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) as they travel, as well as hunt, around wetlands.
Most samples (69) were American Martens, 2 were Short-tailed Weasels, 1 was Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), 3 were American Mink (Neovison vison), and 18 were deer, also likely from the bait in the hair traps.