Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine

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Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Sphiggurus
Species: S. spinosus
Binomial name
Sphiggurus spinosus
(Cuvier, 1822)

The Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine, Sphiggurus spinosus, is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae.[2] It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

They have a short tail and gray brown quills and feed on fruits, ant pupae, vegetables and roots.


  1. ^ Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. (2008). Sphiggurus spinosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ 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. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  • John F. Eisenberg and Kent H. Redford, 2000. Mammals of Neotropics: Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil.