Atherurus Cuvier 1829 (brush-tailed porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Hystricidae

Parent taxon: Hystricidae according to T. S. Palmer 1904

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

Subtaxa: Atherurus macrourus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-frugivore


• Quaternary of China (2 collections), Vietnam (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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