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Coendou Lacépède 1799 (prehensile-tailed porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Glires - Erethizontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42136

Synonyms: Echinoprocta Gray 1865 (no. 395156), Sphiggurus Cuvier 1825 (no. 234851)

Parent taxon: Erethizontidae according to J. X. Samuels and B. Van Valkenburgh 2008

Sister taxa: Branisamyopsis, Cholamys, Eopululo, Erethizon, Erethizontinae, Hyposteiromys, Hypsosteiromys, Microsteiromys, Neosteiromys, Palaeosteiromys, Paradoxomys, Parasteiromys, Protosteiromys

Subtaxa: Coendou laenatus, Coendou prehensilis

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Ecology: arboreal insectivore