Chaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818)

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



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1987 or earlier

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.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Santos, I. B., Oliver, W. L. R. & Rylands, A. B. (1987) Distribution and status of two species of tree porcupines Chaetomys subspinosus and Sphiggurus insidiosus in south-east Brazil Dodo, 43-60.

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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