Mephitis

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Etymology[edit]

Via Latin, from Mefitis, the name of a Samnite goddess who personified the poisonous gases emitted from swamps and volcanoes. The name is from Oscan and ultimately Proto-Italic.

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Mephitis f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Mephitidae — one of the three genera of skunks, native to North America.

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Mephitis

  1. alternative form of Mefitis