Hystrix cristata Linnaeus 1758 (crested porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Hystricidae

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

See also Sen 2001

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

Ecology: semifossorial herbivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cote D'Ivoire (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Morocco (8), Sudan (6)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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