Check List 18(1): 11-15, doi: 10.15560/18.1.11
First records and range extension of Bristle-spined Porcupine, Chaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818) (Rodentia, Erethizontidae), in Minas Gerais state, Brazil
expand article infoFlávio Kulaif Ubaid, Tarcilla Valtuille§, Helbert Sansão§, João Marques Lima§, Adriano Garcia Chiarello|, Fernando Lima, Daniel da Silva Ferraz#, Fabiano Rodrigues de Melo¤
‡ Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Caxias, Brazil§ Juma Consultoria Ambiental, Brasília, Brazil| Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil¶ Algoritmo: Ciência e Tecnologia, Atibaia, Brazil# Rede Eco-Diversa para Conservação da Biodiversidade, Tombos, Brazil¤ Departamento de Engenharia Florestal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil
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We report from three localities four new records of the threatened Brazilian Atlantic Forest endemic Chaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818). These are the first records of this porcupine species from the state of Minas Gerais, and these new data extend the distribution of this species by approximately 220 km to the southwest. As C. subspinosus was observed in areas of transitional vegetation, this species may be found in a much broader spectrum of habitat types than previously thought. We recommend further surveys focusing on documenting this species.

Atlantic Forest, biogeography, Bristle-spined Rat, distribution, endangered, endemic, Mammalia