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Rothschild’s Porcupine (Coendou rothschildi)

…a species of New-World porcupine  that is native to Panama and western Ecuador. Like other members of the genus Coendou Rothschild’s porcupine has a prehensile tail, which aids them in their arboreal habitat. Rothschild’s porcupines are nocturnal and live off a diet of mostly fruits and leaves. During the day they can be seen sleeping in vine tangles at the tops of trees.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Rodentia-Erethizontidae-Coendou-C.rothschildi

Images: Beatrice Murch and Wormwood2

biologizeable said: You should make it some absurdly long like 20-syllable E name just to make those people regret asking

strass said: Tell them it stands for Early Cretaceous

both extremely good ideas. maybe a really long scientific animal name? maybe I will hereby be known as Erethizontidae K Chan

Stump-tailed Porcupine (Echinoprocta rufescens)

…a rare species of New-World Porcupine that occurs in Colombia, although individuals have been sighted in neighboring countries like Ecuador. Like its common name suggests, this species is unusual in that it has a short tail, unlike other porcupines. Little is known about E.rufescens' biology, other than it inhabits montane/secondary forests and is thought to be nocturnal, solitary, and arboreal.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Rodentia-Erethizontidae-Echinoprocta-E.rufescens

Image: Joseph Wolf

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