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1. An offensive smell; a stench.
2. A poisonous or foul-smelling gas emitted from the earth.
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mephitis), hooded skunks may be distinguished by a distinct tuft of longer hairs present on the back of the neck and head.
POWV is maintained in an enzootic cycle between Ixodes cookei as the tick vector and the groundhog (Marmota momax) and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) as the principal reservoir hosts (6).
Six Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), nine raccoons (Procyon lotor) and one striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) collected from Keith County Nebraska were examined for ectoparasites.
Mephitidae.--Striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) have been rarely observed in the area, mostly dead on the road or indirectly by odor.
familiaris), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus), squirrels (Sciurus spp.), domestic cats (Felis catus), an eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina), and a woodchuck (Marmota monax; Table 2).
To science, however, the skunk is known as Mephitis mephitis--and since one "mephitis" means "noxious smell," well, scientists really want us to know that skunks, whether spotted or striped, hognosed or hooded, have one big claim .to fame: They definitely stink.
The approach I favor: Simply look quizzically at the person as though he's a bug under your microscope, note his more bizarre qualities, and silently classify him as a Mephitis mephitis (striped skunk) or Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson (northern copperhead).
& SU, C., 2008.- Isolation and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from raccoons (Procyon lotor), cats (Felis domesticus), striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), black bear (Ursus americanus), and cougar (Puma concolor) from Canada.
Other species documented included: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), 11 species of rodents (Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus; Woodchuck, Marmota monax; Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis; Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans; American Beaver, Castor canadensis; White-footed Deermouse, Peromyscus leucopus; Cotton Deermouse, Peromyscus gossypinus; Hispid Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus; Allegheny Woodrat, Neotoma magister; Woodland Vole, Microtus pinetorum), Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris), Coyote (Canis latrans), Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Eastern Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Feral Cat (Felis catus), and White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Urban scavengers [e.g., feral cats (Felis catus), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), rats (Rattus spp.)] and human interference (e.g., pedestrians and university grounds crews) were observed during our surveys.