Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk

Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk
Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mephitidae
Genus: Conepatus
Species: C. humboldtii
Binomial name
Conepatus humboldtii
Gray, 1837
Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk range

Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk

Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk, also known as the Patagonian hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus humboldtii) is a type of hog-nosed skunk indigenous to the open grassy areas in the Patagonian regions of Argentina and Chile.


These skunks are small and stocky, with a bare nose used for rooting up insects and plants. Their fur is brownish-red with two symmetrical stripes on either side, extending to the tail. They range from 30 cm-34 cm in the body to 17 cm-21 cm in the tail. They usually weigh 1.5 to 3 kg.


Patagonian hog-nosed skunks are primarily insectivorous, but also eat vertebrate prey such as rodents and carrion during winters, when insects are less abundant.[2]


  1. ^ Emmons, L. & Helgen, K. (2008). Conepatus humboldtii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 January 2009.
  2. ^ Zapata, Sonia C.; Travaini, Alejandro; Martínez-Peck, Rolando (January 2001), "Seasonal feeding habits of the Patagonian hog-nosed skunk Conepatus humboldtii in southern Patagonia", Acta Theriologica 46: 97–102, 

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