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Sphiggurus melanurus  (Wagner, 1842)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825297

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
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  Common Name(s): Black-tailed Hairy Dwarf Porcupine [English]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyErethizontidae Bonaparte, 1845 – New World porcupines  
                                           SubfamilyErethizontinae Bonaparte, 1845  
                                              GenusSphiggurus F. Cuvier, 1825  
                                                 SpeciesSphiggurus melanurus (Wagner, 1842) – Black-tailed Hairy Dwarf Porcupine  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.   
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
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  Reference for: Sphiggurus melanurus, Black-tailed Hairy Dwarf Porcupine [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: South America  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Considered conspecific with insidiosus by Cabrera (1961) and Husson (1978), but see Voss and Angermann (1997). Considered a distinct species by Emmons and Feer (1997), Handley and Pine (1992), and Voss and Angermann (1997), a position supported by molecular and karyotypic data (Bonvicino et al., 2002a). Karyotype has 2n=72 and FN=76 (Bonvicino et al., 2002a)  
 

 

   


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