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Spilogale putorius Linnaeus 1758 (eastern spotted skunk)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mephitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51752

Alternative combinations: Mephitis putorius, Viverra putorius

Synonyms: Galera perdicida (no. 46579), Hemiacis perdicida (no. 46845), Mephitis interrupta Rafinesque 1820 (no. 48136), Mephitis perdicida (no. 48148), Mephitis quaterlinearis Winans 1859 (no. 48151), Spilogale ambarvalis Bangs 1898 (no. 104869), Spilogale gracilis Merriam 1890 (no. 51745), Spilogale indianola Merriam 1890 (no. 51746), Spilogale interrupta Rafinesque 1820 (no. 51747), Spilogale marylandensis Gidley and Gazin 1933 (no. 51748), Spilogale pedroensis Gazin 1942 (no. 51750), Spilogale perdicida (no. 51751)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Spilogale according to J. A. Baskin 1998

Sister taxa: Spilogale microdens, Spilogale pygmaea, Spilogale rexroadi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 6.00 x 3.70, M1 5.01 x 4.49, m1 7.19 x 3.15, femur length 43.1, humerus length 39.0, radius length 29.5, skull length 47.1, tibia length 42.1

Estimated body mass: 320.6 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length