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Santa Marta porcupine

The Santa Marta porcupine (Coendou sanctamartae) is a rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is known from dry forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Serranía del Perijá mountains of northern Colombia, at altitudes below 500 and 1100 m, respectively, and intervening lowlands, and may also be present in nearby parts of Venezuela.[1] It has been described as a subspecies of C. prehensilis.[1][2] Its karyotype has 2n = 74, FN = 82.[1]

Santa Marta porcupine
Coendou prehensilis sanctamartae.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Coendou
C. sanctamartae
Binomial name
Coendou sanctamartae
Allen, 1904


  1. ^ a b c Marinho-Filho, J.; Emmons, L. (2016). "Coendou prehensilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T101228458A22214580. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T101228458A22214580.en. Retrieved 5 May 2019.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1547. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.