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SPECIES Erethizon dorsata

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 57.
Common Name:North American Porcupine
Type Locality:E Canada (= Quebec Prov.).
Distribution:C Alaska (USA) to S Hudson Bay and Labrador (Canada), south to E Tennessee, C Iowa, and C Texas (USA), N Coahuila, Chihuahua, and Sonora (Mexico), and S California (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:Reviewed by Miller and Kellogg (1955:631), who restricted the type locality; also see Anderson and Rand (1943). Includes couesi (see review by Woods, 1973). Karyotype has 2n=42 and FN=78 (George and Weir, 1974).
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SUBSPECIES dorsata

SUBSPECIES bruneri

SUBSPECIES couesi

SUBSPECIES epixanthus

SUBSPECIES myops

SUBSPECIES nigrescens

SUBSPECIES picinum

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