Erethizon dorsatum Linnaeus 1758 (North American porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

Alternative combination: Hystrix dorsata

Synonyms: Coendou cumberlandicus White 1970, Erethizon cloacinum Cope 1871, Erethizon epixanthum Brandt 1835, Erethizon epixanthus Brandt 1835, Erethizon godfreyi Allen 1904

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Erethizon according to R. C. Hulbert 1997

See also Alroy 2010, Ayer 1936, Frazier 1981, Furlong 1904, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Linnaeus 1758, Thomas 1911 and White 1970

Sister taxa: Erethizon bathygnathum, Erethizon cascoensis, Erethizon kleini, Erethizon poyeri

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Alberta collection), Mexico (2), United States (38: Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia)

Total: 41 collections each including a single occurrence

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