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Conepatus semistriatus is a neotropical species. Its range begins in southern Mexico and continues south and east into northern Peru and eastern Brazil. Nowak, Habitat selection by C. During the dry season, the habitat selection is most diverse and includes grasslands, deciduous forests, shrub woodlands, and open areas, with a majority of the time spent in deciduous forests and shrub woodlands.

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Conepatus semistriatus is a neotropical species. Its range begins in southern Mexico and continues south and east into northern Peru and eastern Brazil. Nowak, Habitat selection by C. During the dry season, the habitat selection is most diverse and includes grasslands, deciduous forests, shrub woodlands, and open areas, with a majority of the time spent in deciduous forests and shrub woodlands.

During the wet season, habitat selection becomes more selective and tends to be restricted to areas of higher elevations, mainly in deciduous forests. Sunquist, et al. The back of C. The tail is covered with an array of black and white hairs that are shorter than in other species of the genus. The fur is more coarse in Conepatus than in other genera of skunks. Medellin, et al. The average wieght of C. The claws of this species are elongated, as is typical of the genus.

The species has a broad hog-like nosepad, from which it gets its common name. The mating system of these animals has not been documented. However, other members of the subfamily Mephitinae skunks are typically polygynous.

Males are often larger than females and have larger home ranges. Because of the sexual size dimorphism seen in C.

Reproduction in this species is not well documented. However, in the genus Conepatus , mating is reported to occur in early spring, with birth following after approximately 42 days of gestation. Litters of 2 to 5 young are common. Weaning apparently occurs by about 3 months of age.

Sexual maturity occurs by the age of 10 months. Delayed implantation is common in Mustelids, and in the subfamily Mephitinae, but has not been documented in Conepatus. In temperate species, reproduction apparently occurs annually, but no information is available for C. The parental investment of this species has not been documented. However, in other members of the Mephitinae, females are responsible for the bulk of parental care. They give birth to young in a den or burrow of some sort.

The young are altricial, and stay in the den until they are able to follow their mother on foraging trips. It is reasonable to assume that C. There are no reports of longevity in this species. However, another species in the genus is reported to have lived almost 9 years in captivity.

In radio-tracking studies conducted on C. The sightings were only of individual animals. Nocturnal movements began anywhere from pm to pm and lasted for a period of 6 hours.

Home range varies with the season. During the dry season the minimum home range was 53 ha, while it was only 18 ha for the wet season.

This reduction of home range size in the wet season probably is a response to greater food availability, and therefore a reduced need to travel to get enough to eat. No documentation was found on the communication patterns of this species. However, as in other mammals it is likely that communication involves tactile, vocal, and visual cues.

In addition, as mustelids, we can assume that chemical communication from the well developed anal glands plays some role in this species. The diet of hog-nosed skunks is varied, but mainly concentrated on insects, lizards, and birds. Other items identified from scat samples include seeds, opossums, armadillos, and small rodents. A large portion of the insect remains appeared to be from termites.

Olmos, Although no information was found on anti-predator adaptations in this species, most skunks avoid predation by emitting a strong odor from anal glands. This species has no known predators. It is likely that this species helps to distribute seeds of the fruits it consumes. In addition, these skunks probably affect populations of smaller animals upon which they prey. In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Found in coastal areas between 30 and 40 degrees latitude, in areas with a Mediterranean climate. Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves.

May be maintained by periodic fire. In South America it includes the scrub ecotone between forest and paramo. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Convergent in birds. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. A terrestrial biome. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Blomstrom, D. Medellin, R. Cancino, A. Clemente, R. Noteworthy records of three mammals from Mexico. Nowak, R. Walker's Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition. Olmos, F. Notes on the food habits of brazilian "caatinga" carnivores.

Sunquist, M. Sunquist, D. Ecological separation in a Venezuelan llanos carnivore community. Advances in Neotropical Mammalogy : Help us improve the site by taking our survey. To cite this page: Walker, R. Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Conepatus semistriatus striped hog-nosed skunk Facebook.

Geographic Range Conepatus semistriatus is a neotropical species. Nowak, Reproduction in this species is not well documented. Nowak, Delayed implantation is common in Mustelids, and in the subfamily Mephitinae, but has not been documented in Conepatus. Nowak, In temperate species, reproduction apparently occurs annually, but no information is available for C. Breeding season The breeding season of this species is unknown, but in other species of the genus, mating occurs in the spring.

Range number of offspring 2 to 5 Average gestation period 42 days Average weaning age 3 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 10 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 10 months The parental investment of this species has not been documented. Nowak, Behavior In radio-tracking studies conducted on C. Nowak, Communication Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Other Communication Modes scent marks Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits The diet of hog-nosed skunks is varied, but mainly concentrated on insects, lizards, and birds.

Olmos, Primary Diet omnivore Animal Foods birds mammals reptiles carrion insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods Plant Foods seeds, grains, and nuts fruit Predation Although no information was found on anti-predator adaptations in this species, most skunks avoid predation by emitting a strong odor from anal glands.

Ecosystem Roles It is likely that this species helps to distribute seeds of the fruits it consumes. Economic Importance for Humans: Positive No documentation was found. Economic Importance for Humans: Negative No documentation was found. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

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The striped hog-nosed skunk Conepatus semistriatus is a skunk species from Central and South America from southern Mexico [3] [4] to northern Peru , and in the extreme east of Brazil. This species of skunk is considered a generalist species because they are able to thrive in and withstand disturbed environmental conditions. They can live in a wide range of habitats including carrasco, arboreal caatinga , mango orchard, and dry forest scrub and occasionally, in rainforest. These white-backed skunks inhabit mainly the foothills and partly timbered or brushy sections of their general range. They usually avoid hot desert areas and heavy stands of timber. The largest populations occur in rocky, sparsely timbered areas.

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Login via Institution. Many carnivorous mammals have been forced to contract their distribution due to anthropogenic activities that cause fragmentation and loss of their natural habitat. The striped hog-nosed skunk, Conepatus semistriatus , has a marked population disjunction in the Neotropics and one of the largest geographic ranges in the genus. However, there is a huge lack of biological information about this species. The present study aimed at assessing habitat use and activity pattern of C. The study was carried out in Serra das Almas Natural Reserve in Brazil with camera traps distributed over 40 sampling stations during 26 months, from to

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