Hystrix depereti Sen 2001 (porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Hystricidae

Full reference: S. Sen. 2001. Early Pliocene porcupine (Mammalia, Rodentia) from Perpignan, France: a new systematic study. Geodiversitas 23(2):303-312

Belongs to Hystrix according to S. Sen 2001

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

Type specimen: MNHN PR-25, a mandible (dext. with p4-m3). Its type locality is Batterie du Serrat d'en Vacquer, which is in a Pliocene fluvial siltstone/sandstone in France.

Ecology: semifossorial herbivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of France (1 collection)

• Miocene of Italy (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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