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Stump-tailed porcupine

The stump-tailed porcupine (Coendou rufescens) is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae.[2] It is found mainly in Colombia, with a few records from Ecuador.

Stump-tailed porcupine
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Coendou
C. rufescens
Binomial name
Coendou rufescens
(Gray, 1865)

This species was formerly sometimes assigned to Echinoprocta,[2] a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to nest within Coendou.[3] Its closest relative is the Andean porcupine (Coendou quichua).[3]


  1. ^ Tirira, D. (2016). "Coendou rufescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T7010A22213241. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T7010A22213241.en.
  2. ^ a b 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. pp. 1547–1548. 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". American Museum Novitates. 3769 (3769): 1–36. doi:10.1206/3769.2. hdl:2246/6417.