Erethizon dorsatum (rodent)

Mass: 9.9 kg based on Marshall et al. 1962 and Sweitzer and Berger 1993

Diet: herbivore based on Marshall et al. 1962

Abundance: 0.02 to 6.92% (median 0.36%)

Latitudinal range: 36.1° to 56.3°

Habitats: (26), temperate broadleaf/mixed forest (2)

Found in 28 samples

Canada: Lindsay, Charlie Lake Cave (Zone IV), Keffer (Midden 57, screened), McNichol Creek (house depression), Grassy Bay, Irving-Johnston, Spillsbury Bay, Atkinson, Caverne de la Mine (lower infill), Caverne de la Mine (upper infill)

United States: North of the Michigamme Reservoir, Welsh Cave, Silver Creek, Vess Cave, Ripplemead, North Creek Shelter (Paleoarchaic), North Creek Shelter (Early Archaic), Deadman Slough (Excavation Unit), Mykut Rockshelter, Dead Indian Creek, Pine Hill, Cole Gravel Pit, Hosterman's Pit, Robinson Cave, Meyer Cave, Bootlegger Sink, New Paris Sinkhole No. 4, Natural Chimneys

Size measurements:
♀ body mass4500 kgN = 1Marshall et al. 1962
♀ body mass3300 kgN = 1Marshall et al. 1962
♀ body mass8700 kgN = 47Sweitzer and Berger 1993
♂ body mass11800 kgN = 45Sweitzer and Berger 1993

See also Erethizon, Erethizon sp.