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Santa Marta Porcupine
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Information
Range Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Serranía del Perijá mountains of northern Colombia, at altitudes below 500 and 1100 m, respectively, and intervening lowlands, and may also be present in nearby parts of Venezuela.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Erethizontidae
Genus Coendou
Species Coendou sanctamartae
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Santa Marta porcupine (Coendou sanctamartae) is a species of New World porcupine in the family Erethizontidae. It is known from dry forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Serranía del Perijá mountains of northern Colombia, at altitudes below 500 and 1100 m, respectively, and intervening lowlands, and may also be present in nearby parts of Venezuela. It has sometimes been described as a subspecies of Coendou prehensilis. Its karyotype has 2n = 74, FN = 82.

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