Conepatus semistriatus (Boddaer, 1785)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 947

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D77D-BD67-FF58-FA9318ABF97D

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Marcus

scientific name

Conepatus semistriatus (Boddaer, 1785)
status

 

Conepatus semistriatus (Boddaer, 1785)  

Figure 2O

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; 08.703, −083.242; station ID 19 ( Table 3); first capture on 6 April 2018; camera trap photo GoogleMaps   .

Identification. The Striped Hog-nosed Skunk is a small black skunk with a white, bushy tail and two distinctive white stripes that run along the top of the back, connecting on top of the head ( Wainwright and Arias 2007). The white stripes easily distinguish this skunk species from the Spotted Skunk ( Spilogale putorius Linnaeus, 1758   ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Mephitidae

Genus

Conepatus