North American Porcupine
North American Porcupine
Common Name Canadian Porcupine or Common Porcupine.
Range North America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Erethizontidae
Genus Erethizon
Species Erethizon dorsatum
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The North American Porcupine is a specie from the Erethizon genus. This animal is usually found in coniferous and mixed forested areas in Canada, Alaska and much of the northern and western United States, although rare, sustainable, breeding populations of porcupines are known to exist in West Virginia and in smaller numbers in nearby regions of western Virginia. Coendou


Porcupines are usually dark brown or black in color, with white highlights. They have a chunky body, a small face, short legs and a short thick tail.


eats own spikes


fruit and its own spikes


1 minute but there spikes are poisonous even to the porcupines and they eat them so they die



a porcupine is a spike sting animal

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