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  • Boris, the prehensile-tailed porcupine, had better luck -- he was paired with Chris, who had a stash of snacks.

    Cute animals steal the show at PBS's Press Tour

  • Clever PBS brought a lemur, a prehensile-tailed porcupine, and a Chihuahua to the tour Thursday.

    Cute animals steal the show at PBS's Press Tour

  • Thus, the hotspot contains classic examples of relatively recent adaptive radiation typical of oceanic islands, such as the white-eyes (family Zosteropidae) and monarch flycatchers (family Monarchidae), but also carries some odd colonizers from times past such as the giant prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata), whose closest living relatives are the blue-tongued skinks (genus Tiliqua) of Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • Other species include giant armadillo Priodontes maximuss (EN), paca Cuniculus paca and prehensile-tailed porcupine Coendou bicolor.

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • The region also has six endemic genera of reptiles; five of these are each represented by a single species, including the large prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata), a lizard that lives in trees and feeds primarily on the leaves of epiphytes.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • In the latter none of these occur; but the prehensile-tailed Cuscus is almost the only terrestrial mammal seen, except wild pigs, which are found in all the islands, and deer (which have probably been recently introduced) in Celebes and the Moluccas.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Of all the prehensile-tailed monkeys which haunt the forests of the Upper Amazon — graceful sahuis, horned sapajous, gray-coated monos, sagouins which seem to wear a mask on their grimacing faces — the guariba is without doubt the most eccentric.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • This is a South American prehensile-tailed porcupine.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2001

  • Imperialism is a chameleon, a 'prehensile-tailed' animal, adept at changing its color.

    Guide to Imperialism

  • These prehensile-tailed monkeys are a great favorite at the zoos because of their breathtaking agility.

    The Human Brain


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