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Revisionary notes on neotropical porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae). 2, A review of the Coendou vestitus group with a description of two new species from Amazonia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3351

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dc.contributor.author Voss, Robert S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Da Silva, Maria Nazareth F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:42:21Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:42:21Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2904
dc.description 36 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-35). en_US
dc.description.abstract Neotropical porcupines of the Coendou vestitus group consist of four small-bodied species from northwestern South America that are hypothesized to form a clade on the basis of their unique dorsal pelage composition. In addition to soft wool and barbed quills--hair types widely shared by other erethizontids--the dorsal pelage of vestitus-group porcupines includes what may be called bristle-quills: long, thin, unbarbed quills with flexible tips. The group includes Coendou vestitus Thomas, 1899; C. pruinosus Thomas, 1905; and two new species. The latter provide the first documented records of small porcupines from western Amazonia, where only large porcupines (C. prehensilis and C. bicolor) were previously known. Other small porcupines probably remain to be discovered in Amazonia, where hydroelectric dam projects offer unique (if unfortunate) faunal-sampling opportunities. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3351 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3351 2001 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coendou vestitus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coendou ichillus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coendou roosmalenorum en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Porcupines -- Amazon River Valley en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Porcupines -- South America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Amazon River Valley en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- South America en_US
dc.title Revisionary notes on neotropical porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae). 2, A review of the Coendou vestitus group with a description of two new species from Amazonia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3351 en_US
dc.title.alternative Review of the Coendou vestitus group with a description of two new species from Amazonia en_US
dc.title.alternative Neotropical porcupines en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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