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skunk

A regional slang term for:
(1) Marijuana, see there.
(2) Heroin, see there.

skunk

a musteline mammal of the subfamily Mephitinae. The best-known animal in this group is the striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, a cat-size, mostly nocturnal, burrowing animal with a beautiful black coat and two longitudinal white stripes that run into the tail. It can also eject a powerfully pungent foul-smelling liquid up to 10 feet through the air.

skunk cabbage
skunk descenting
skunk rabies
skunks are an important reservoir host of rabies in North America where they are the most common cause of rabies in cattle.
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vison Schreber, mink I Taxidea taxus (Schreber), badger I Family Mephitidae (skunks) I Mephitis mephitis (Schreber), striped skunk Family Felidae (cat) Lynx rufus (Schreber), bobcat I Order Artiodactyla Family Cervidae (deer) Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann), I white-tailed deer The white-tailed deer was extirpated by 1900 but was reintroduced Hypothetical Myotis leibi (Audubon & Bachman), Leib's bat Reithrodontomys humulis (Audubon & Bachman), eastern harvest mouse Extirpated Bison bison (Linnaeus), bison Ex (1830) Canis lupus Linnacus, timber (gray) wolf Ex (1908) C.
This study suggests that striped skunks show levels of polymorphism and heterozygosity consistent with other studies of Mephitidae and Mustelidae [respectively, the family in which they are now placed (Dragoo and Honeycutt, 1997) and the family in which they were previously included; see Table 1] and other mammals (Nevo, 1978) and show slightly higher levels than the average for terrestrial carnivores (Merola, 1994).
El orden Carnivora (cinco especies) estuvo representada por tres familias, dentro de las cuales Procyonidae y Mephitidae registraron dos especies respectivamente.
Atl, Cun, Mag, 1927-2342 cinereoargenteus Oriental, NdS (Schreber, Caribe 1775) Familia Mephitidae Conepatus Gray, 1837 Conepatus Andina, Caribe, Ant, Ces, Cun, 0-3100 semistriatus SNSM Mag, Nar, NdS (Boddaert, 1785) Familia Mustelidae Eira C.
The families with fewer studies were Eupleridae, Mephitidae and Herpestidae, and the families most studied were Mustelidae, Canidae and Felidae, both globally and by continents (Table 2).
Los pequenos gatos de la familia Felidae por su carisma han sido los mas estudiados y actualmente se conoce su distribucion actual de manera general, no asi para los organismos de las familias Mustelidae, Procyonidae y Mephitidae, para las cuales se desconoce su distribucion y estado de conservacion.