Roosmalen’s Dwarf Porcupine

Roosmalen's Dwarf Porcupine

Roosmalen's Dwarf Porcupine, Sphiggurus roosmalenorum, is a porcupine species from the New World porcupine family endemic to northern Brazil. It is named for Marc van Roosmalen and his son Tomas, whose collections from the middle Madeira included the first known specimens.

References

  • Natureserve.org
  • Voss R.S. & da Silva M.N.F. 2001. Revisionary Notes on Neotropical Porcupines (Rodentia: Erethizontidae). 2. A Review of the Coendou vestitus Group with Descriptions of Two New Species from Amazonia. American Museum Novitates 3351:24-32.

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