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Descriptor in English: Porcupines
Descriptor in Spanish: Puercoespines
Descriptor in Portuguese: Porcos-Espinhos
Descriptor in French: Porcs-épics
Entry term(s): Coendou
Hystrix
Porcupine
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.692
Scope note: Common name for large, quilled rodents (RODENTIA) comprised of two families: Old World porcupines (Hystricidae) and New World porcupines (Erethizontidae).
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
History Note: 2005; use RODENTIA 1982-2004; for COENDOU & HYSTRIX use RODENTIA 1982-2004
DeCS UI: 38491
Descriptor UI: D046328
Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Porcupines - Preferred
Concept UI M0019245
Scope note Common name for large, quilled rodents (RODENTIA) comprised of two families: Old World porcupines (Hystricidae) and New World porcupines (Erethizontidae).
Preferred term Porcupines
Entry term(s) Porcupine
Hystrix - Narrower
Concept UI M0453904
Scope note Old world PORCUPINES with shorter tails and rattle quills.
Preferred term Hystrix
Coendou - Narrower
Concept UI M0453905
Scope note Prehensile-tailed PORCUPINES, in the family Erethizontidae.
Preferred term Coendou



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