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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.
pennanti, fisher x -- -- Mephitis mephitis, striped skunk x -- -- Mustela erminea, ermine x -- -- M.
Tlacuache Uch Dasypus novemcinctus Armadillo Ib/mail chon Conepatus mesoleucus Zorrillo Poy/poyoy Mephitis macroura Zorrillo Poy/poyoy Spilogale putorius Zorrillo Poy/poyoy Orthogeomys hispidus Tuza Ba Heteromys desmarestianus Raton espinoso Ch'o Nasua narica Tejon Kotom Canis latrans Coyote Ok'il Sciurus deppei Ardilla Chuch Procyon lotor Mapache Me'el Peromyscus sp.
Carnivorous mammal, Mephitis mephitica--wholly unfit for food.
Other mammals in the HMNS collection showing albinism include an entirely albino bobcat (Felis rufus HMNS VM 1285) and partially albino specimens of striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis HMNS VM 1175) and plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius HMNS VM 381).
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.
grids stations camera-nights Badger Taxidea taxus 27 46 51 Coyote Canis latrans 50 164 207 Raccoon Procyon lotor 12 28 46 Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis 24 52 89 Swift Fox Vulpes velox 45 149 280 TABLE 2--Model selection results for swift fox occupancy on 52 grids surveyed in eastern Colorado, August-October 2011.
Key words: Bassariscus astutus, California, Mephitis mephitis, Ringtail, scavenging, Stripped Skunk
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.
Mephitis macroura, Desmodus rotundus, Artibeus intermedins, A.
However, at the county and local level, ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), and skunks (Mephitis mephitis and Conepatus mesoleucus) also exhibited significant trends in abundance.
Denning ecology in sympatric populations of skunks {Spilogale gracilis and Mephitis mephitis) in west-central Texas.