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Hystrix arayanensis Sen 2001 (porcupine)

Mammalia - Glires - Hystricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 109641

Full reference: S. Sen. 2001. Rodents and insectivores from the Upper Miocene of Molayan, Afghanistan. Palaeontology 44(5):913-932

Belongs to Hystrix according to S. Sen 2001

Sister taxa: Hystrix (Hystricops), Hystrix africaeaustralis, Hystrix cristata, Hystrix depereti, Hystrix primigenia

Type specimen: MNHN MOL-51, a partial skull (incomplete with basicranium and palate, preserving D4-M3 dext and D4-M2 sin.). Its type locality is Molayan, which is in a Turolian fluvial claystone in the Khurdkabul Formation of Afghanistan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore