Streaked dwarf porcupine

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Streaked dwarf porcupine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Coendou
Species: C. ichillus
Binomial name
Coendou ichillus
Voss & da Silva, 2001
Sphiggurus ichillus Distribution Map.png
Range of C. ichillus

The streaked dwarf porcupine, Coendou ichillus, is a porcupine species in the family Erethizontidae.[2] It is known from the lowlands (below an altitude of 400 m) of eastern Ecuador, and may be present in Peru as well.[1] It appears to be nocturnal and arboreal in its habits.[1]

This species was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus,[2] a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic.[3] Its closest relatives are the frosted hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou pruinosus) and the brown hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou vestitus).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Weksler, M.; Anderson, R.P.; Gómez-Laverde, M. (2016). "Coendou ichillus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136597A22213629. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136597A22213629.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. p. 1548. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ a b 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.