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Family Hystricidae Fischer de Waldheim 1817 (porcupine)

Mammalia - Glires

PaleoDB taxon number: 42009

Alternative spelling: Histricidae

Parent taxon: Hystricognathi according to P. Coster et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Bathyergomorpha, Bugtimys, Caviomorpha, Gaudeamuridae, Hodsahibia, Metaphiomys, Protophiomyinae, Tufamyidae, Bathyergidae, Phiomyidae, Birkamys, Mubhammys, Turkanamys

Subtaxa: Atherurus, Hystrix, Sivacanthion, Spygurus, Trichys, Xenohystrix

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Type: Hystrix

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-frugivore