Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters 1852 (Cape porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Hystricidae

Belongs to Hystrix according to Peters 1852

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

Ecology: semifossorial herbivore-frugivore


• Quaternary of Egypt (3 collections), Kenya (2), Libya (1), South Africa (34), Swaziland (2), Tanzania (1), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of South Africa (2)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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