2012
DOI: 10.1590/s1984-46702012000400005
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Geographic variation in hairy dwarf porcupines of Coendou from eastern Brazil (Mammalia: Erethizontidae)

Abstract: We evaluated geographic variation in New World porcupines of Coendou (Erethizontidae) from eastern Brazil by analyzing morphological data from museum specimens we identified as Coendou insidiosus and C. spinosus. Coendou insidiosus ranges from the states of Bahia to Espírito Santo, reaching the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil; C. spinosus extends from the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, extending into Paraguay, Uruguay, and northeastern Argentina. Our res… Show more

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“…The 14 remaining morphotypes belong to the genus Coendou . Three represent the hairy dwarf porcupines of eastern Brazil: two of them consist of C. spinosus , as previously reported by Caldara Júnior and Leite (2012), and one refers to C. insidiosus . Seven morphotypes represent fully recognized species of Coendou : C. melanurus (Wagner, 1842), C. roosmalenorum , C. ichillus , C. bicolor (Tschudi, 1844), C. nycthemera (Olfers, 1818), C. speratus , and C. quichua Thomas, 1899.…”
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confidence: 52%
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“…The 14 remaining morphotypes belong to the genus Coendou . Three represent the hairy dwarf porcupines of eastern Brazil: two of them consist of C. spinosus , as previously reported by Caldara Júnior and Leite (2012), and one refers to C. insidiosus . Seven morphotypes represent fully recognized species of Coendou : C. melanurus (Wagner, 1842), C. roosmalenorum , C. ichillus , C. bicolor (Tschudi, 1844), C. nycthemera (Olfers, 1818), C. speratus , and C. quichua Thomas, 1899.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 52%
“…Scatterplot of the first and second principal components (top panel), the first and second discriminant axes (centre), and the first and third discriminant axes (bottompanel) of the log-transformed cranial measurements of the Coendou prehensilis complex clustered by morphotypes correspondingto species/subspecies. (Caldara Júnior & Leite, 2012). Therefore, our study shows that the location and banding pattern of each type of quill on the porcupine dorsum have proven to be of high value as diagnostic characters.…”
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“…The barbs at the tips of spines facilitate skin penetration and fixation, hampering their removal [4, 10, 11]. These barbs are elevated when the spine is pulled out, thus increasing injury.…”
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confidence: 99%