Rothschild's porcupine

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Original source: Porcupine
Author: Beatrice Murch from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rothschild's porcupine

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


The Rothschild's 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 Rothschild
A young / baby of a Rothschild is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Rothschild group is called a 'prickle or family'.

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