Rothschild's Porcupine

Rothschild's Porcupine
Rothschild's Porcupine
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Erethizontidae
Genus: Coendou
Species: C. rothschildi
Binomial name
Coendou rothschildi
(Thomas, 1902)[2]

Rothschild's Porcupine, Coendou rothschildi, is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is usually considered endemic to Panama. A population in western Ecuador belongs either to this species or to Coendou bicolor.


  1. ^ Samudio, R. & Timm, R. (2008). Coendou rothschildi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 January 2009.
  2. ^
  • Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

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