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Revisionary notes on neotropical porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae). 3, An annotated checklist of the species of Coendou Lacépède, 1799. (American Museum novitates, no. 3720)

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dc.contributor.author Voss, Robert S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-14T15:41:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-14T15:41:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6121
dc.description 36 p. "June 10, 2011." en
dc.description.abstract The erethizontid rodent genus Coendou (including Echinoprocta and Sphiggurus) contains 13 valid species that live in tropical and subtropical forests from Mexico to Uruguay. This report tabulates information about the type material of all Recent nominal taxa referred to the genus, provides synonymies of all species recognized as valid, describes geographic distributions based on examined specimens, cites published descriptions of external and craniodental morphology, summarizes information that supports recommended binomial usage, and suggests where future taxonomic research is likely to be productive. Among other novel results, the nominal taxa richardsoni J.A. Allen, 1913, and rothschildi Thomas, 1902, are synonymized with C. quichua Thomas, 1899; a Paraguayan neotype is designated for C. spinosus (F. Cuvier, 1823); and a specimen of C. rufescens is reported from Bolivia, extending the range of that species by 1800 km. Additionally, morphometric data are tabulated for several species not treated in previous reports of this series, including C. bicolor, C. mexicanus, C. prehensilis, C. quichua, C. rufescens, and C. spinosus. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3720. en
dc.subject Coendou. en
dc.subject Porcupines. en
dc.subject Latin America. en
dc.title Revisionary notes on neotropical porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae). 3, An annotated checklist of the species of Coendou Lacépède, 1799. (American Museum novitates, no. 3720) en
dc.title.alternative Annotated checklist of the species of Coendou Lacépède, 1799. en
dc.title.alternative Checklist of Coendou Lacépède. en


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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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