Conepatus leuconotus figginsi Miller, 1925:50



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Conepatus mesoleucus figginsi Miller, 1925:50; Conepatus mesoleucus fremonti Miller, 1933:1; Conepatus leuconotus fremonti Miller, 1933:1


Conservation Status


Last record: 1933



Colorado (southeastern) and New Mexico (northeastern), USA


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: DMNS 1961






Original scientific description:

Miller, Frederic W. (1925). A New Hog-Nosed Skunk. Journal of Mammalogy 6(1): 50-51. [First page]


Other references:

Cuarón, A.D., Reid, F. and Helgen, K. (2008). Conepatus leuconotus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 09 September 2011.

Dragoo, Jerry W., R. L. Honeycutt, and D. J. Schmidly. (2003). Taxonomic status of white-backed hog-nosed skunks, genus Conepatus (Carnivora: Mephitidae). Journal of Mammalogy 84: 159-176.

Dragoo, Jerry W. and Sheffield, Steven R. (2009). Conepatus leuconotus (Carnivora: Mephitidae). Mammalian Species 827: 1-8.

Miller, Frederic W. (1933). Two new Colorado mammals. Proceedings of the Colorado Museum of Natural History 12(1): 1-2, 2 tabs.


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