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Hystrix (Hystricops) Leidy 1858 (porcupine)

Mammalia - Glires - Hystricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 340747

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Hystrix according to J. Leidy 1858

Sister taxa: Hystrix africaeaustralis, Hystrix arayanensis, Hystrix cristata, Hystrix depereti, Hystrix primigenia

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore