Channel Islands spotted skunk

Channel Islands spotted skunk

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Spilogale gracilis amphialus

The island spotted skunk is an insular endemic carnivore and a subspecies of the western spotted skunk . Little is known about their exact variations from the mainland spotted skunk and variations between locations, resolution of which awaits further genetic and morphologic evaluation. The skunk is only currently found on two islands off the southern coast of California . Its presence has been recorded on San Miguel Island, but it has since been declared extinct in that area. The Channel Island skunk is one of two terrestrial carnivores on the islands, the other being the island fox. It is designated as a species of special concern by the state of California.

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1. Channel Islands spotted skunk Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Islands_spotted_skunk

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