Range extension and first record of <em>Coendou speratus </em>Mendes Pontes et al., 2013 (Rodentia, Erethizontidae) from a cloud forest enclave in northeastern Brazil
Check List 13(6): 951-957, doi: 10.15560/13.6.951
Range extension and first record of Coendou speratus Mendes Pontes et al., 2013 (Rodentia, Erethizontidae) from a cloud forest enclave in northeastern Brazil
expand article infoEdson S. B. Leal, Felipe F. Gomes-Silva§, Rachel M. de Lyra-Neves|, Wallce R. Telino-Júnior|
‡ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Associação Instituto de Tecnologia de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil| Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
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Abstract
We present the first record of Coendou speratus from a cloud forest enclave, based on an adult male specimen captured in April 2016 in a house in the urban zone of the municipality of Garanhuns, in the state of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. This record extends the known geographic distribution of the species 167 km west of the type locality in the Atlantic Forest biome. This record is now the westernmost limit of the geographic distribution of this species.
Keywords
Erethizontidae; geographical range; Mammalia; Porcupine; Rodentia