Eastern Spotted Skunk

Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale Putorius). Photographed by acclaimed wildlife photographer and writer, Dr. William J. Weber.

Conservation

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyMephitidae
GenusSpilogale
Binomial nameSpilogale putorius

Range Map

Eastern Spotted Skunk range map
Range of species in blue

Description

The Eastern spotted skunks are a small-sized skunk that is found in North America, inhabiting the Great Plains and Southeastern Woodlands. They are also found in Canada and the northeastern regions of Mexico.

These animals typically measure between 46 and 68 cm in body length and their body range spans between 0.2 and 1.8 kilograms. Males are usually bigger than females.