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Mephitis mephitis Schreber 1776 (striped skunk)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mephitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48141

Alternative combination: Viverra mephitis

Synonyms: Mephitis frontata Coues 1875 (no. 48135), Mephitis mephitica Shaw 1792 (no. 48140), Mephitis mesomelas Lichtenstein 1832 (no. 48143), Mephitis nigra Peale and Palisot de Beauvois 1786 (no. 48144), Mephitis occidentalis Baird 1858 (no. 48146), Mephitis putida Cuvier 1798 (no. 48149), Mustela putida Cuvier 1798 (no. 206176), Viverra mephitica Shaw 1792 (no. 52655), Viverra nigra Peale and Palisot de Beauvois 1786 (no. 52657)

Belongs to Mephitis according to E. R. Hall 1936

Sister taxa: Mephitis cordubensis, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis rexroadensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 9.14 x 4.08, femur length 65.7, humerus length 56.2, radius length 44.6, skull 60.8 x 41.2, tibia length 64.5, ulna length 60.0

Estimated body mass: 1.01 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length