Western spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis)

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Western spotted skunk
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The western spotted skunk feeds on eggs, small mammls and arthropods like grasshoppers and scorpions
  • Female western spotted skunks are sexually mature at only 4 or 5 months of age
  • The fertilised eggs of the western spotted skunk spend 180 - 220 days free-floating in the female's uterus before they are implanted
  • Female western spotted skunks give birth to an average of 4 young in late April to May
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Western spotted skunk description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyMephitidae
GenusSpilogale (1)

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Western spotted skunk status

The western spotted skunk is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Western spotted skunk

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