Brazilian porcupine

Brazilian porcupine

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Erethizontidae
Species : Coendou prehensilis


Keywords: tail

The Brazilian porcupine is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Brazilian porcupine
A young / baby of a Brazilian porcupine is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Brazilian porcupine group is called a 'prickle or family'.
Some facts about the
Prehensile-tailed porcupine

Adult weight : 3.9 kg (8.58 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 27 years

Female maturity :578 days

Male maturity : 578 days

Gestation : 203 days

Weaning : 95 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 433 days

Weight at birth : 0.408 kg (0.8976 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 5 W

Body mass : 3.28 kg (7.216 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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