Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from central Mexico south to central Costa Rica (Walker, 1964).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is nocturnal, mainly terrestrial (but climbs well), and omnivorous - feeding on insects, small mammals, fruit, grain, birds and bird eggs (Reid 1997). The species occurs from lowlands to 300 m (Reid 1997).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Reid, F., Timm, R. & Helgen, K.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern in light of its large distribution, presumed large populations and its adaptability to a variety of human disturbances.
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Population

Population
The Southern spotted skunk is "uncommon but widespread in farmland, open woodland, and brush; open in dry, rocky areas" (Reid 1997). The species is common in Pacific coastal areas of Costa Rica (F. Reid pers. comm).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat conversion to monoculture, fires and road building threaten this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in numerous protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Southern spotted skunk

The southern spotted skunk (Spilogale angustifrons) is a species of mammal in the skunk family (Mephitidae). It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

References

  1. ^ Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14001573.

Additional Information

http://lagunadeapoyo.blogspot.com/2012/09/animal-rescue-x-southern-spotted-skunk.html

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