Frosted hairy dwarf porcupine

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Frosted hairy dwarf porcupine
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Sphiggurus
Species: S. pruinosus
Binomial name
Sphiggurus pruinosus
(Thomas, 1905)

The frosted hairy dwarf porcupine, Sphiggurus pruinosus, is a porcupine species in the family Erethizontidae.[2] It is endemic to Colombia and northern and eastern Venezuela. The species lives in lowland tropical rainforest and cloud forest at elevations from 50 to 2,600 meters (160 to 8,530 ft).[1] Its karyotype has 2n = 42 and FN = 76.[2]


  1. ^ a b Delgado, C. & Gómez-Laverde, M. (2008). Sphiggurus pruinosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Woods, C. A.; Kilpatrick, C. W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1549. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.