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1 March 2010 Distributional and Ecological Records of the Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus) from Michoacán, Mexico
Tiberio C. Monterrubio-Rico, Juan Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez, Neftalí Mendoza-Cárdenas, Ramón Cancino-Murillo, Alejandro Pérez-Arteaga
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We report seven new records of the threatened Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine Sphiggurus mexicanus (formerly Coendou mexicanus) in southwestern Michoacán, Mexico. These records extend northwardly the known distribution of S. mexicanus along the Pacific coast into Michoacán, and constitute the first known occurrences in temperate pine and pine-oak forests. Although additional distributional data are needed, populations of S. mexicanus in western Michoacán may prove important for conservation planning and management of this threatened species.

Tiberio C. Monterrubio-Rico, Juan Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez, Neftalí Mendoza-Cárdenas, Ramón Cancino-Murillo, and Alejandro Pérez-Arteaga "Distributional and Ecological Records of the Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus) from Michoacán, Mexico," The Southwestern Naturalist 55(1), 139-142, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1894/CLG-27.1
Received: 15 May 2008; Accepted: 1 June 2009; Published: 1 March 2010
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