Roosmalen's dwarf porcupine

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Roosmalen's dwarf porcupine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Coendou
Species: C. roosmalenorum
Binomial name
Coendou roosmalenorum
(Voss & da Silva, 2001)

Roosmalen's dwarf porcupine, Coendou roosmalenorum, is a porcupine species from the New World porcupine family endemic to northern Brazil.[2] It is named for Marc van Roosmalen and his son Tomas, whose collections from the middle Madeira included the first known specimens. It was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus,[2] a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic.[3]


  1. ^ Roach, N.; Naylor, L. (2016). "Coendou roosmalenorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136518A22214051. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136518A22214051.en. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Voss, R. S.; Hubbard, C.; Jansa, S. A. (February 2013). "Phylogenetic Relationships of New World Porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae): Implications for Taxonomy, Morphological Evolution, and Biogeography" (PDF). American Museum Novitates. 3769 (3769): 1–36. doi:10.1206/3769.2. 
  • Voss R.S. & 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 3351:24-32. [1]