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Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine

Sphiggurus mexicanus

Description:

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

Habitat:

broad leaf forest, ripirain

Notes:

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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4 Comments

zoomanallen
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
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
Spotted by
Vin Zael

Orange Walk, Belize

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

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