Chaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818)

Bristle-spined rat, Bristle-spined porcupine, Thin-spined porcupine



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1989

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable





Biology & Ecology










Catzeflis, F., Patton J., Percequillo, A., Bonvicino, C. & Weksler, M. 2008. Chaetomys subspinosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T4366A10812988. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Eisenberg, J.F. and Redford, K.H. 1999. Mammals of the Neotropics. The Central Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.

Voss, R.S., Hubbard, C. and Jansa, S.A. 2013. Phylogenetic Relationships of New World Porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae): Implications for Taxonomy, Morphological Evolution, and Biogeography. American Museum Novitates 3769: 1-36.


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