|Binomial name||Conepatus leuconotus|
The American hog-nosed skunk is larger than all other skunks from North America. They have a shorter tail but larger body. Their body length is up to 80 cm with a tail up to 40 cm. They can weigh up to 4.5 kg.
The American hog-nosed skunk has a white stripe along their back and tail. Their bodies are black, and their fur is coarser than all other skunks.
The American hog-nosed skunk has a nose different from other skunks, which is protruding, long and wide like a pig.