TITLE

Skunk

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Skunk, a mammal found only in the Americas and noted for its offensive odor. Skunks are black or blackish with various types of white markings and have long, bushy tails. Adult skunks range in length from 4 1/2 to 19 inches (11 to 48 cm), not including a tail that is 2 1/2 to 19 inches (6 to 48 cm) long. Weight ranges from a half pound to 10 pounds (225 g to 4.5 kg). There are 10 species: two species of spotted skunks, a striped skunk, a hooded skunk, and six species of hog-nosed skunks. Skunks are sometimes called polecats.
ACCESSION #
37310178

 

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