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Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine

Sphiggurus mexicanus


Small 'furry' creature'. brown. white spines growing from it head and smaller outgrowths from it back.


broad leaf forest, ripirain


this is the only individual I have seen in the wild, spotted once though i heard stories in villages. a rare mammal for me as i have only been lucky once and fed it a piece of banana and a skin [btw, this is not a foto of mine but i still shared it becaz it's the only spotting i got from this species]

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Brazilian Porcupine
Coendou prehensilis Brazilian Porcupine

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zoomanallen 9 years ago

I wonder if it is a juvenile, having only spines on the head. Definitely a prehensile tail porcupine though.

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 10 years ago

yup, that is the calendar pose attitude!

BrianHazeltine 10 years ago

Quite the attitude! I shall call him Porcucabra!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Great capture! This guy has a cool attitude...

Vin Zael
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Vin Zael

Orange Walk, Belize

Spotted on Dec 23, 2005
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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