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Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein 1832 (eastern hog-nosed skunk)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45219

Alternative combination: Mephitis leuconotus

Synonyms: Conepatus mesoleucus Lichtenstein 1832 (no. 45220), Mephitis mesoleucus Lichtenstein 1832 (no. 48142)

Belongs to Conepatus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Conepatus humboldtii, Conepatus robustus, Conepatus sanmiguelensis, Conepatus semistriatus, Conepatus suffocans

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 7.32 x 5.25, M1 9.01 x 8.37, m1 10.2 x 5.5, femur length 75.7, humerus length 62.3, radius length 50.1, skull 71.7 x 48.2, tibia length 73.6

Estimated body mass: 1.46 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length