The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Tree-porcupine

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Edition of 1920. See also Sphiggurus on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

TREE-PORCUPINE, or COUIY, a South American arboreal porcupine (q.v.) of the genus Cercolabes (or Sphingurus), characterized prominently by the long, naked prehensile tail. There are several species, all small and short-spined.