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Erethizon dorsatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825295

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Erethizon dorsatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
  Common Name(s): North American Porcupine [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyErethizontidae Bonaparte, 1845 – New World porcupines  
                                           SubfamilyErethizontinae Bonaparte, 1845  
                                              GenusErethizon F. Cuvier, 1823 – New World porcupines  
                                                 SpeciesErethizon dorsatus (Linnaeus, 1758) – North American Porcupine  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus bruneri Swenk, 1916  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus couesi Mearns, 1897  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus dorsatus (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus epixanthus Brandt, 1835  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus myops Merriam, 1900  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus nigrescens Allen, 1903  
                                                    Subspecies Erethizon dorsatus picinus Bangs, 1900  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Erethizon dorsatus, North American Porcupine [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc). Common  
    Comments: Reviewed by Miller and Kellogg (1955:631), who restricted the type locality; also see Anderson and Rand (1943). Includes couesi (see review by Woods, 1973). Karyotype has 2n=42 and FN=78 (George and Weir, 1974)  



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