Conepatus humboldtii is approximately 50 to 60 cm in length counting the tail which is 15 to 18 centimeters in length. These animals weigh between 1100 to 4500 g. Both males and females are black and may have 1 or 2 stripes down the side of their bodies. They are sexually dimorphic with the males being slightly larger. Conepatus humboldtii has a bare, broad, projecting face that lacks the thin white line down the middle. This allows it to be easily distinguished from similar species of skunk.
Range mass: 1100 to 4500 g.
Range length: 50 to 60 cm.
Sexual Dimorphism: male larger
- Nowak, R. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition. Baltimore and London: John's Hopkins University Press.