Stump-tailed porcupine

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Stump-tailed porcupine
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Subfamily: Erethizontinae
Genus: Echinoprocta
Gray, 1865
Species: E. rufescens
Binomial name
Echinoprocta rufescens
Gray, 1865

The stump-tailed porcupine (Echinoprocta rufescens) is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is monotypic within the genus Echinoprocta.[2] Stump-tailed porcupines are found mainly in Colombia, with a few records from Ecuador.


  1. ^ Delgado, C. & Tirira, D. (2008). Echinoprocta rufescens. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.