Mating behavior of Eastern Spotted Skunk Spilogale putorius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mephitidae) revealed by camera trap in Texas, USA

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Alexandra C. Avrin
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4037-1685
Charles E. Pekins
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3694-4444
Maximilian L. Allen
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8976-889X

Abstract

Eastern Spotted Skunks Spilogale putorius are an understudied Vulnerable small carnivore.  Here we report a novel capture of Eastern Spotted Skunks mating via a camera trap in central Texas.  This detection adds to the minimal natural history knowledge of the species and highlights the utility of camera traps for documenting rarely observed behaviors.

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Avrin, A.C., Pekins, C.E. and Allen, M.L. 2021. Mating behavior of Eastern Spotted Skunk Spilogale putorius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mephitidae) revealed by camera trap in Texas, USA. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 6 (May 2021), 18660–18662. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6642.13.6.18660-18662.
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