family Erethizontidae


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Noun1.family Erethizontidae - New World arboreal porcupines
mammal family - a family of mammals
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
New World porcupine - arboreal porcupine
Erethizon, genus Erethizon - a genus of Erethizontidae
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The Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus, formerly Coendou mexicanus; Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005), which also is known as the prehensile-tailed porcupine, is one of two extant species of the family Erethizontidae present in Mexico (Leopold, 1959; Hall, 1981; Wainwright, 2002).