Pygmy spotted skunk

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Pygmy spotted skunk

Order : Carnivora
Family : Mustelidae
Subfamily : Mephitinae
Species : Spilogale pygmaea


The Pygmy spotted skunk is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the pygmy spotted skunk
A young / baby of a pygmy spotted skunk is called a 'kit'. A pygmy spotted skunk group is called a 'surfeit or stink'.

Facts about the pygmy spotted skunk

Newborn pygmy spotted skunks are covered with fine, thin white fur, with some skin pigmentation visible.

Physical Appearance Spilogale are the smallest of all the skunk species, and the pygmy spotted skunk is the smallest species of spotted skunk, and one of the smallest species of Carnivora.

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