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SPECIES Sphiggurus villosus

Author:F. Cuvier, 1823.
Citation:Mam. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, 9: 434.
Common Name:Orange-spined Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
Type Locality:Brazil, mountains near Rio de Janeiro, Corcoracto.
Distribution:Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul (SE Brazil).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Considered a distinct species by Husson (1978:489). Cabrera (1961:600-601) included this species in insidiosus, whereas Emmons and Feer (1997:221) included this species in spinosus. Formerly included in Coendou (see comments under Sphiggurus). Karyotype has 2n=42 and FN=76 (Bonvicino et al., 2000).
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