Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Erethizontidae
Genus : Coendou
Facts about the genus Coendou, the prehensile-tailed porcupines
Behavior Prehensile-tailed porcupines are nocturnal and arboreal.
Between North and South The coendou is a nocturnal porcupine whose prehensile tail allows it a restful sleep high up in the trees.
Despite these formidable defensive weapons, prehensile-tailed porcupines are eaten by people in many parts of South America.
prehensile tailed porcupines are among the other animals the zoo boasts.
Prehensile-tailed porcupines are extremely fascinating to watch.
Prehensile-tailed porcupines are nocturnal animals that have long whiskers on their face and feet that help them feel their way around at night.
The meat of Coendou is eaten by South American indians and the quills of Erethizon are used as decoration by some tribes.
About the animals Prehensile-tailed porcupines are nocturnal, tree-dwelling rodents that live in the rain forests of Central and South America. (Full text)
Coendou prehensilis Description With sharp spines, a big, round nose, and a tail they can hang from, prehensile-tailed porcupines are nocturnal vegetarian rodents. (Full text)