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Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters 1852 (Cape porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Hystricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234845

Belongs to Hystrix according to Peters 1852

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 122.5, humerus length 103.8, radius length 86.2, tibia length 110.9, ulna length 116.0

Estimated body mass: 11.4 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length