Check List 9(1): 94-96, doi: 10.15560/9.1.94
First record of the Bicoloured-spined Porcupine Coendou bicolor (Tschudi, 1844) for Brazil
expand article infoMarco Antonio de Freitas Freitas, Daniella Pereira Fagundes de França§, Diogo Veríssimo|
‡ Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio), Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Acre – UFAC, Brazil| Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), United Kingdom
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While travelling as part of the protected area management activities undertaken by the Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio) in the state of Acre, four records of porcupines (Coendou spp.) were gathered: two for Coendou bicolor and two for Coendou prehensilis. The records for Coendou bicolor are the first for Brazil while the records for Coendou prehensilis present the state of Acre as a potential region of sympatry between C. bicolor and C. prehensilis.