Coendou nycthemera 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Erethizontidae

Scientific Name: Coendou nycthemera
Species Authority: (Olfers, 1818)
Common Name(s):
English Koopman's Porcupine
Coendou koopmani Handley & Pine, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dunnum, J. & Delgado, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status, ecological requirements, and threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Brazil south of the main channel of the Amazonas River, from Ilha de marajo, Belem to Ilha Tayauna, in the Pará and Amazonas States (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is nocturnal and herbivorous (Eisenberg and Redford 1999). A lowland tropical rainforest species occuring in primary forest, there is a possibility that mature secondary growth might be inhabited (Voss in litt. 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species, if any, are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place to protect this species; not enough is known about the status of this species to know if any conservation measures are needed.

Citation: Dunnum, J. & Delgado, C. 2008. Coendou nycthemera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5084A11114131. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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