Check List 17(4): 1117-1121, doi: 10.15560/17.4.1117
First record of Brazilian Porcupine, Coendou prehensilis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Rodentia, Erethizontidae), from the Humid Chaco of Paraguay
expand article infoAndrea Weiler Gustafson, Robert D. Owen§
‡ Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Facultad de Ciencas Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Biologia, San Lorenzo, Paraguay§ Centro para el Desarrollo de Investigación Científica, Asuncion, Paraguay
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A Brazilian Porcupine, Coendou prehensilis (Linnaeus, 1758), was encountered and photographed at night on a recently cleared forest path in Presidente Hayes Department, Paraguay. Although C. prehensilis is widespread and has been reported from a variety of ecoregions and habitats, this record in western Paraguay is the first from the South American Humid Chaco ecoregion. 

Distribution, photographic record, porcupine