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Sphiggurus is a genus of New World porcupines containing these species:

  • Streaked dwarf porcupine - S. ichillus
  • Bahia porcupine - S. insidiosus
  • Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine - S. melanurus
  • Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine - S. mexicanus
  • Frosted hairy dwarf porcupine - S. pruinosus
  • Roosmalen's dwarf porcupine - S. roosmalenorum
  • Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine - S. spinosus
  • Brown hairy dwarf porcupine - S. vestitus â€"
  • Orange-spined hairy dwarf porcupine - S. villosus

Several members of this genus share the common name of tree porcupine or coity. These are all characterized by long, naked, prehensile tails. All are small and have short spines.

References


Sphiggurus
  •  Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Tree-porcupine". Encyclopedia Americana. 




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