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Hystrix Linnaeus 1758 (porcupine)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Hystricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42010

Alternative spelling: Histrix

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

Parent taxon: Hystricidae according to S. Sen 2001

Sister taxa: Atherurus, Sivacanthion, Spygurus, Trichys, Xenohystrix

Subtaxa: Hystrix (Hystricops), Hystrix africaeaustralis, Hystrix arayanensis, Hystrix cristata, Hystrix depereti

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore