The North American porcupine

by Uldis Roze

Publisher: Cornell University Press in Ithaca

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementUldis Roze.
LC ClassificationsQL737.R652 R69 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23150128M
ISBN 109780801446467
LC Control Number2008055510

The North American porcupine is the second largest of all rodents in North America. It has a small head, a large, chunky body with a high arching back and short legs. Its head and body are 25” to 40” long, with a long, thick, muscular tail growing as long as 8”. Get this from a library! Porcupines. [Diane Swanson] -- Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and natural defenses of the North American porcupine, the second largest rodent on the continent. Get this from a library! Porcupines. [Jill Sherman] -- "This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Porcupines that live in North America. Explains their history, life cycle, habitat, and feeding habits. Includes a photo diagram. There's nothing else like it. Really! Taxonomically, the way scientists assign order to species using Latin names, the North American Porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum, is the only species (dorsatum) in its genus (Erethizon). This large nocturnal rodent has also developed a unique hairstyle in the name of personal protection.

The North American porcupine is a rodent. It has black to brownish-yellow fur and strong, short legs. It has hairless soles on its feet that help it climb trees. It has a round body, small ears and a small head. The most recognizable feature of the porcupine is its quills. A porcupine may have as many as 30, quills. The prehensile-tailed porcupines or coendous (genus Coendou) are found in Central and South America. Two other formerly recognized Neotropical tree porcupine genera, Echinoprocta and Sphiggurus, have been subsumed into Coendou, since Sphiggurus was shown by genetic studies to be polyphyletic, while Echinoprocta nested within Coendou.. Characteristics. Among the Class: Mammalia. Porcupines. North American porcupine. More like this: Similar Items Find a copy in the library Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Avery. Find more information about: ISBN: # North American porcupine\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. kg ( lb) North American beaver. Castor canadensis. Lesser capybara. Hydrochoerus isthmius. kg ( lb) Eurasian beaver. Hystrix africaeaustralis. Crested porcupine. Hystrix cristata. North American porcupine. Erethizon dorsatum. Indian crested porcupine. Myocastor coypus. Patagonian mara. Dolichotis patagonum. List of largest mammals.

Porcupines, well known for the quills which are their primary means of defense, are the second largest rodent in North America after the American beaver. Porcupines are common in central and western Massachusetts, less so in the eastern part of the state. The North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), also known as the Canadian porcupine or common porcupine, is a large rodent in the New World porcupine family. The beaver is the only rodent in North America that is larger than the North American Porcupine. The porcupine is a caviomorph rodent whose ancestors rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil over 30 Class: Mammalia.

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The penultimate chapter, in which the author rehabilitates an orphaned porcupine he names Musa, teaching her to climb trees and forage, show the scientific insights that come from such pursuits-such as the discovery of clay-eating in the porcupine diet-but also the pure joy and excitement of gaining a window into the world of the by: The first edition of The North American Porcupine was a naturalist writing at his best -- ranging from habitat to biology to folklore and more -- all in a style that makes for great reading.

I expect Roze to meet the same standards for this second edition of the book/5. The North American Porcupine (Smithsonian Nature Books Series, No.

8) Hardcover – Octo /5(1). In The North American Porcupine he transforms a prickly varmint into an intriguing animal whose every action raises an ecological and evolutionary question whose thread must be followed.

This book is a comprehensive and sympathetic description of the life and biology of porcupines, expressed through the cycles of the seasons and of their : Cornell University Press.

The North American Porcupine (Smithsonian Nature Books Series, No 8) Paperback – Septem by ROZE ULDIS (Author)5/5(1). Buy Facts About The North American Porcupine (A Picture Book For Kids, Vol ) on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersAuthor: Lisa Strattin.

The penultimate chapter, in which the author rehabilitates an orphaned porcupine he names Musa, teaching her to climb trees and forage, show the scientific insights that come from The North American porcupine book. Therefore, this skull belonged to a North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum).

Source: Total skull lengths were approximated from Mark Elbroch's Animal Skulls: A guide to North American species (). This book is a. The North American Porcupine is a well-known New World rodent. This slow-moving porcupine is the second North American rodent in size only to beaver. In addition, the range of this species is the northernmost of all porcupines.

The animal has The North American porcupine book legs and heavy built. The front half of the body exhibits long, yellowish guard hairs. North America.

The slow-moving North American porcupine is Canada's second-largest rodent (beavers are larger). It is distributed throughout most of the timbered areas of North America.

In large males, the body may reach a length of cm (25 in.) with the tail adding cm ( in). The North American porcupine is the only species that lives in the U.S.

and Canada, and is the largest of all porcupines. A single animal may h or more quills. Welcome to the North American Studbook NAS was established with the single purpose of assisting the North American sport horse breeder to better compete in the domestic and international marketplace.

It was created by a small group of seasoned breeders and professionals who have a keen insight into the hurdles facing North American breeders. A pair of North American porcupines in their habitat in Quebec Hunting porcupine near the town of Cassem, The Book of Wonders by Marco Polo (first book), illumination stored at the French national library (manuscript )Class: Mammalia.

The North American Porcupine, recently released in a second edition, summates these efforts. Alas, The North American Porcupine seems unlikely to show up on this fall’s “nature & outdoors” bestseller lists.

In keeping with its subject animal, the book presents a. North American porcupines, Erethizon dorsatum, have the northern most range of all porcupines.

They inhabit much of North America between the Arctic Ocean and northern Mexico. They inhabit much of North America between the Arctic Ocean and northern Mexico. In his book, The North American Porcupine, Roze identifies the molecule responsible for the odor as R-delta-decalactone. A predator associating the odor with a painful encounter may be more likely to avoid a repeat experience.

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Woods, C. North American Porcupine| Erethizon dorsatum. in D Wilson, S Ruff, eds. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Washington and London: The Smithsonian Institution Press. The author's decades of dedicated and industrious research, his depth of thought and feeling, and his beautiful writing make "The North American Porcupine" a book to immerse yourself in, to treasure, and to reread through the years.

If you know of someone else who would like such a book, buy two, because you won't want to part with yours/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Roze, Uldis, North American porcupine. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, © The North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) has the most northerly range of all porcupines.

After the beaver the the North Amerincan porcupine is the second largest rodent in North America. After the beaver the the North Amerincan porcupine is the second largest rodent in North America.

Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide presents solid, current science in the field of porcupine biology. Uldis Roze compares and contrasts porcupines in terms of body plan, behavior, ecology, reproduction, and evolutionary relationships.

He examines the diversity of porcupines from around the world—from North and South America to Africa and : Johns Hopkins University Press. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The North American porcupine is a rodent with black to brownish-yellow fur and quills all over its round body, except for its stomach. Quills are hairs with solid, barbed tips and hollow shafts, and a porcupine has an estima The hollow quills allow porcupines to stay afloat in water.

Baby porcupines have soft quills that begin. The porcupine is a quill-bearing rodent (Order Rodentia) of the families Erethizontidae (New World) and Hystricidae (Old World).The North American Porcupine, best known of the New World species, is a heavyset, short-legged, slow-moving rodent that is usually solitary, nocturnal, herbivorous, and spends much of its time in trees.

The North American porcupine is an herbivore; it eats leaves, herbs, twigs, and green plants such as clover. In the winter, it may eat bark. It often climbs trees to find food. The African porcupine is not a climber and forages on the : Mammalia.

Similar Species: The North American Porcupine is similar to the Central or South American porcupine, but is more likely to be found in a cold environment. [2] Range: North American Porcupines are found in the northern tier of the United States, specifically Alaska and California.

Our female porcupine was born May Fun facts about North American Porcupines. One porcupine may have as many as 30, quills, each of possesses tiny backward pointing barbs.

When porcupine is threatened, the quills rise to make a pincushion defense. Our North American Porcupine babies are starting to arrive. We have TWO already.

(born March 30th and April 2nd) I need to double check the sex for sure but Simon is definitely a boy and the 2nd one we didn't name yet, until I get a second look when "she" is a little less cranky.

The porcupine is the prickliest of rodents. Its Latin name means “quill pig”, which is the regional American name of the porcupine. There are more than two dozen porcupine species, and all boast a coat of needle-like quills to give predators a sharp reminder that this. Range: The North American Porcupine is found throughout North America, from Mexico north to Canada.

Habitat: These animals are typically found in hardwood, softwood, coniferous and deciduous forests. The quills of North American porcupines have microscopic backward-facing barbs on the tips. Those barbs make the quills slide in easy but very difficult to remove.The North American Porcupine by Uldis Roze From reader reviews: Hubert Drummond: Do you among people who can't read pleasant if the sentence chained inside straightway, hold on guys this kind of aren't like that.

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