Coendou vestitus Thomas, 1899

Brown hairy dwarf porcupine



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Sphiggurus vestitus (Thomas, 1899)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2000

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Colombia & Venezuela


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










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Voss, R. S. and Da Silva, M. N. F. 2001. Revisionary notes on neotropical porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae). 2. A review of the Coendou vestitus group with descriptions of two new species from Amazonia. American Museum Novitates 3351: 36 pp.

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