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Mephitidae MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Mephitidae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.750.250.479
Unique ID
D012889
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012889
Scope Note
The family of omnivorous New World skunks, showing typical warning coloration of patterned black and white and able to eject a malodorous secretion when the animal is startled or in danger.
Entry Term(s)
Conepatus
Hog-nosed Skunks
Hooded Skunks
Mephitis
Skunks
Spilogalae
Spotted Skunks
Striped Skunks
Registry Number
txid119825
Related Numbers
txid30541
txid30546
txid30547
txid30548
txid30550
Public MeSH Note
2005; see SKUNKS 1991-2004, see CARNIVORA 1975-1990
History Note
2005 (1975)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/12/12
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Mephitidae Preferred
Hog-nosed Skunks Narrower
Hooded Skunks Narrower
Mephitis Narrower
Spotted Skunks Narrower
Striped Skunks Narrower
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