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The word "Mephitine" may be misspelled, and may have intended to read "Mephitinae" instead. So I replaced that word. --Markus 08:57, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Hmm. That isn't right either, but "Mephitis" is as close as can be found on --Markus 09:01, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Mephitine is the adjective form of 'mephit', an old nearly-depreciated word for skunk. Compare lapine, cervine, lupine, vulpine, canine, feline, equine. Almafeta 09:06, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)