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Taxon profile

family

old world porcupines
Hystricidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  suborder Hystricomorpha - Hystricomorphs

Images

Atherurus africanus - African Brush-tailed Porcupine

Atherurus africanus - African Brush-tailed Porcupine

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Hystrix africaeaustralis - Cape Porcupine

Hystrix africaeaustralis - Cape Porcupine

Author: McMammal

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: Milan Kořínek

Functions restricted to taxon Hystricidae

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subfamily Atherurinae Lyon, 1907
subfamily Hystricinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [104225]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Hystricidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Hystricidae]

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