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Sphiggurus roosmalenorum

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Suborder: Hystricomorpha
Infraorder: Hystricognathi
Infraordo: Caviomorpha
Familia: Erethizontidae
Subfamilia: Erethizontinae
Genus: Sphiggurus
Species: Sphiggurus roosmalenorum


Sphiggurus roosmalenorum (Voss & da Silva, 2001)

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* Sphiggurus roosmalenorum in Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Roosmalen's Dwarf Porcupine, Sphiggurus roosmalenorum, is a porcupine species from the New World porcupine family endemic to northern Brazil.[2] It is named for Marc van Roosmalen and his son Tomas, whose collections from the middle Madeira included the first known specimens.


1. ^ Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. (2008). Sphiggurus roosmalenorum. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.
2. ^ Woods, Charles A.; Kilpatrick, C. William (16 November 2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi (pp. 1538-1600)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.

* 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. [1]

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