Hystrix (Hystricops) Leidy 1858 (porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Hystricidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Hystrix according to J. Leidy 1858

See also Korth 2017, McKenna and Bell 1997, Rybczynski 2007 and Stirton 1935

Sister taxa: Hystrix africaeaustralis, Hystrix arayanensis, Hystrix cristata, Hystrix depereti

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: semifossorial herbivore-frugivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Hystrix (Hystricops) in the database

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