Zum Status von Baumstachler und Baumratte in Kolumbien - Ein Aktiviätsbericht
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The Fauna Research Group of the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales (U.D.C.A.) in Bogotá, Colombia, as part of its research on hystricomorph rodents, has initiated an assessment of the status of four porcupine species: Echinoprocta rufescens, Sphiggurus vestitus, Coendou sanctamartae (family Erethizontidae) and the spiny rat Santamartamys rufodorsalis (family Echimyidae), which are rare and only found in mountainous ecosystems of Colombia. According to surveys, porcupines are frequently observed in the area of San Juan de Rioseco. Locals recognized several species in the field guide: Coendou prehensilis, C. bicolor and C. quichua. Two locals also identified S. vestitus. Near Santa Cruz Zoo, in the region San Antonio del Tequendama, specimens of C. prehensilis, C. bicolor, C. melanurus, C. quichua und E. rufescens were confirmed.