Major range extensions for three species of porcupines (Rodentia: Erethizontidae: Coendou) from the Brazilian Amazon

Fernando Heberson Menezes, Guilherme Siniciato Terra Garbino, Thiago Borges Fernandes Semedo, Mendelson Lima, Anderson Feijó, Pedro Cordeiro-Estrela, Itayguara Ribeiro da Costa
2020 Biota Neotropica  
Abstract: We report range extensions for three species of Amazonian erethizontids, Coendou bicolor, C. ichillus, and C. nycthemera. We record C. ichillus for the first time in Brazil, from Rio Japurá, state of Amazonas. We record C. bicolor for the first time in the state of Amazonas, which represents a range extension of approximately 905 km. We also extend the occurrence of C. nycthemera 620 km to the south into Mato Grosso state. All records are based on museum specimens, highlighting the
more » ... ortance of scientific collections as biodiversity databases and emphasizing the lack of research on Amazonian porcupines.
doi:10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2020-1030 fatcat:hytv3ijcdjaodkeuznoltxf2zi