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Hystrix cristata Linnaeus 1758 (crested porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Hystricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 109640

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Hystrix according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Hystrix (Hystricops), Hystrix africaeaustralis, Hystrix arayanensis, Hystrix depereti

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): scapula 100.0 x 45.0