coendou

coendou

(kōĕn`do͞o): see porcupineporcupine,
member of either of two rodent families, characterized by having some of its hairs modified as bristles, spines, or quills. The quills are loosely attached to the porcupines' skin and pull out easily, remaining imbedded in any predator that comes in contact with them.
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Baron] Cuvier 1798) Crab-eating-raccoon Coendou prehensilis (Linnaeus 1758) Porcupine Nasua nasua (Linnaeus 1766) Coati Lycalopex vetulus (Lund 1842) Brazilian-field-fox Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Linnaeus 1758) Giant-anteater Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus 1758) Collared-anteater Dasypus novemcinctus (Linnaeus 1758) Common-armadillo Euphractus sexcintus (Linnaeus 1758) Yellow-armadillo Unidentified Cats Unidentified Prei Unidentified Armadillo Scientific Name N % Reptiles Iguana iguana (Linnaeus 1758) 1 0.
The Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus, formerly Coendou mexicanus; Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005), which also is known as the prehensile-tailed porcupine, is one of two extant species of the family Erethizontidae present in Mexico (Leopold, 1959; Hall, 1981; Wainwright, 2002).
T N I H Myoprocta acouchy T D I M Dasyprocta leporina T D I H Agouti paca T N I H Coendou melanurus A N I M C.