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Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Erethizontidae
Genus Sphiggurus

Sphiggurus or tree porcupines or coity, is a genus of New World porcupines in the Erethizontidae. These are all characterized by long, naked, prehensile tails. All are small and have short spines.


Streaked Dwarf Porcupine (Voss & da Silva, 2001) (Sphiggurus ichillus)
Bahia Porcupine (Olfers, 1818) (Sphiggurus insidiosus)
Black-tailed Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Wagner, 1842) (Sphiggurus melanurus)
Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Kerr, 1792) (Sphiggurus mexicanus)
Frosted Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Thomas, 1905) (Sphiggurus pruinosus)
Roosmalen's Dwarf Porcupine (Voss & da Silva, 2001) (Sphiggurus roosmalenorum)
Paraguaian Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Cuvier, 1822) (Sphiggurus spinosus)
Brown Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Thomas, 1899) (Sphiggurus vestitus)
Orange-spined Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Cuvier, 1822) (Sphiggurus villosus)