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Black Dwarf Porcupine
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Common Name Koopman's Porcupine
Range northern Brazil
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Erethizontidae
Genus Coendou
Species Coendou nycthemera
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Black dwarf porcupine (Coendou nycthemera), also known as Koopman's porcupine, is a species of New World porcupine in the family Erethizontidae endemic to northern Brazil. It occurs in Amazonia east of the Rio Madeira and south of the Amazon River. It was described as Coendou koopmani by Charles O. Handley, Jr. and Ronald H. Pine in 1992, but was subsequently found to be identical to a species described in 1818.