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Sphiggurus

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: S. ichillus - S. insidiosus - S. melanurus - S. mexicanus - S. pallidus - S. spinosus - S. quichua - S. roosmalenorum - S. vestitus - S. villosus

Name

Sphiggurus F. Cuvier, 1825

References

* Sphiggurus on 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

Sphiggurus is a genus of New World porcupine. It contains the following species:

* Sphiggurus ichillus - Streaked Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus insidiosus - Bahia Porcupine
* Sphiggurus melanurus - Black-tailed Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus mexicanus - Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus pruinosus - Frosted Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus roosmalenorum - Roosmalen's Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus spinosus - Paraguaian Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus vestitus - Brown Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
* Sphiggurus villosus - Orange-spined Hairy Dwarf Porcupine


References

* Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. pp 1538–1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

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