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Andean Porcupine
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Information
Range Andes of Ecuador as well as from the Cordillera Oriental of northeastern Colombia near San Vicente de Chucurí.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Erethizontidae
Genus Coendou
Species Coendou quichua
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Andean porcupine (Coendou quichua), is a is a species of is a species of New World porcupine in the family Erethizontidae. It is known from the Andes of Ecuador as well as from the Cordillera Oriental of northeastern Colombia near San Vicente de Chucurí. Although it is morphologically distinctive, it has sometimes been described as a subspecies of the Bicolored-spined porcupine (Coendou bicolor). The species is little known, but is probably arboreal, nocturnal and solitary like its relatives

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