Mephitis
Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mephitidae
Genus: Mephitis
É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & G. Cuvier, 1795
Type species
Mephitis mephitis
Species

Mephitis mephitis
Mephitis macroura

Mephitis ranges

The genus Mephitis is one of several genera of skunks, which has two species and a North American distribution.

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk southern Canada, the United States and northern Mexico
Mephitis macroura Hooded skunk Southwestern United States to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northwest Costa Rica