The Eastern hognosed skunk is the largest of all the skunk species, according to the Animal Diversity Web (ADW). It typically grows to 27. 56 to 31. 50 inches (70 to
Taxonomy is a scientific system that classifies things, especially organisms, into related groups. Complex and precise, classification narrows a thing from its place in a broad category down through evermoreexacting descriptions.
The Striped Skunk belongs to the Mephitidae family, in the order carnivora. There are twelve species of mephitis, in four genera: Mephitis (the hooded and striped skunks, two species); Spilogale (spotted skunks, four species); Mydaus (stink badgers, two species); and Conepatus (hognosed skunks,