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Spilogale putorius putorius  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 727409

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Viverra mapurita Müller, 1776
    Mustela putida G.[Baron] Cuvier, 1798
    Viverra striata Shaw, 1800
    Mephitis bicolor Gray, 1837
    Spilogale ringens Merriam, 1890
    Viverra zorilla Schreber, 1776
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderCaniformia Kretzoi, 1938 – dog-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyMephitidae Bonaparte, 1845 – skunks  
                                        GenusSpilogale Gray, 1865 – spotted skunks  
                                           SpeciesSpilogale putorius (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eastern Spotted Skunk, spotted skunk, Zorrillo-manchado común, Alleghanian Spotted Skunk  
                                              SubspeciesSpilogale putorius putorius (Linnaeus, 1758)  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dragoo, J. W. / Don E. Wilson and Rusell A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Mephitidae (Skunks)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 1: Carnivores   
  Page(s): 532-562   
  Publisher: Barcelona, Spain   
  Publication Place: Lynx Edicions   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-96553-49   
  Reference for: Spilogale putorius putorius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDonough, Molly M., Adam W. Ferguson, Robert C. Dowler, Matthew E. Gompper, and Jesús E. Maldonado  
  Publication Date: 2022   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenomic systematics of the spotted skunks (Carnivora, Mephitidae, Spilogale): Additional species diversity and Pleistocene climate change as a major driver of diversification   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 167, 107266   
  Page(s): 1-16   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107266   
  Reference for: Spilogale putorius putorius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Spilogale putorius putorius   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  






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